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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 2dr Reg Cab 120.5

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
14 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
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August 8, 2012, 3:32 am

David K
 

Question: Front Vibrates

I have installed front and rear rotors and new pads on my truck. When i have hit my brakes around 40 to 50 mph the front of my truck vibrates. It feels like the front brakes still. What else can it be ?


August 13, 2012, 11:32 am

Elizabeth K
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Did you have the rotors inspected for run-out before installing? Yes, brand new they often come warped and may need to be resurfaced. Also, if the mounting surface has rust or dirt on it that was not cleaned off during the repair, it could cause the same problem as a warped rotor.

You should be able to check for run-out with a dial gauge while the rotors are still on the truck. If the readings are out of specs but the rotors are not warped and the hub surface is clean, it could be the hub is slightly bent (that is usually caused by over-tightening the lug nuts with an impact wrench)--but the rotors/rust on hub surface are the most likely bet.


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