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Juddering Brakes

Had a problem today well its actually happened about 3 times since I got the car about a month ago (147 btw).. I pressed the brake pedal as I was braking quite hard and hit a small bump in the road as I was slowing down....

The brakes go really "juddery" if that makes sense I've done a search and someone mentions the ABS kicking in is this correct? anyone else had it/ repaired it ($$???)

The pedal seems to judder rather than the steering wheel and the braking performance is really bad... Don't want it to happen when I actually NEED to stop to avert an accident or something, it also makes me really tentative when braking now as I think it might happen so I'm braking really early....

Any help much appeciated...

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Re: Juddering Brakes

ABS senses the rotation of the wheel, so a bump, or in my case many times a pothole will stop the rotation of the wheel momentarily, the ABS will then kick in, even if isnt neccessary.
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Re: Juddering Brakes

It may be that your tyres are a bit poo for the road conditions you regularly encounter. The ABS may be kicking in due to the tyres not being able to take the strain.
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Re: Juddering Brakes

My Fiat used to do this a lot, any kind of bump or slightly slippery manhole cover was enough. The Alfa has never done it (yet!).
There is nothing wrong, its just the way it is.
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