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Join Date: Sep 2003
Re: Wheel Alignment........
You might find the juddering is 'warped disks', which virtually never actually is the case, but is the common misdiagnosis for an uneven layer of pad material on the disc face, caused by sitting with your foot on the brake (e.g. in traffic) when the brakes are hot.You should never do this, use the handbrake!
if you can see a pad shaped pattern on the disc face anywhere, then thats it. you can cure most cases by repeated hard and high speed braking, to get the temp up enough to untransfer pad material, and then put an even layer down again, but obviously don't then sit on the foot brake while staionary or your back to square 1.
It may take a few atttempts of say 10-12 highspeed hard braking - which is often hard on the road (and could be dangerous!!) but after 3 sets of discs replaced due to 'warped', I found an explanation somewhere all about it (try google etc), tried this method next time I had 'warped' discs, and it worked. I now use the HB, and its never come back
Basically a pad slows you down by both friction, and transfer of pad material between the pad face, and the disc face, so sitting with your foot on the brake when they are hot causes transfer of material just in that area.
Any way, if you can stand the vibration, try that.
Roland, you may find that the new bones have just damped it dwon a bit, so may be worth just doing the above proceedure a few times over your next few journeys
And NEVER sit with you footbrake on and warm brakes, no matter what modern car you drive !!!!!!!
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