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2005 Toyota Tundra Base RegCab V6 Manual (GS)

2005 Toyota Tundra
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab
16 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
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February 9, 2010, 3:47 pm

George R

Question: pulsating brakes

I recently changed my front pads on my truck. The reason that they were worn. I did not score the drums or turn the rotors when I changed them. Now I get a pulsating brake when I brake. This happens more when I am carrying a load but also when I just brake. I was told that maybe I did not torque the lugnuts the same on both wheels. I was wondering what your opinion might be.

February 12, 2010, 9:36 pm

Ron W
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Most probable cause is warped rotors. If you don't torque your wheel lug nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque, warpage can occur. It is a very common problem on front wheel drive vehicles and on light trucks. You'll probably have to resurface or replace the rotors to fix the problem.

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March 18, 2010, 7:22 pm

George R

thank you, i will follow up on your advise.

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