Car Shakes When Braking

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Car Shakes When Braking

Do you encounter the problem wherein your entire car is shaking especially during braking when the brake pedal is depressed? The shaking is so extreme that it felt like the car will break loose. Well, the most common reason is the problem on the rear brake specifically the alignment between the brake shoe and the brake drum.

Reasons why car shakes when braking 

1. Misalignment between the brake shoe and brake drum
2. Problem with the rear wheel bearing

Usually, if the entire car shakes during braking the problem is always the rear brake. The entire car shakes happen because the brake shoe is not making even contact with the brake drum during brake application. Because of the uneven contact, vibrations are created, this vibration is so extreme which traveled to the suspension then makes the entire car to shakes especially when braking.
Car Shakes When Braking
Reason of car shaking when braking - Rear Bake Drum and Brake Shoe Image Credit

What causes misalignment?

Most of the time misalignment happens because of the warped rear brake drum, but sometimes the rear drum is not warped so the possibilities are that the rear wheel bearing is the problem. Rear wheel bearing could be loose or worn-out if the bearing is lost or worn-out it will result in the misalignment between brake shoes and the brake drums.

How to fix a car that shakes when braking 

You need to bring the car to the shop and tell the mechanic to check the rear brakes, ask him to check for any loose or worn-out bearings then replace if necessary.

Car Shakes When Braking
Rear Wheel Bearing Image Credit

Now if the bearings are good, then the problem is warpage of the rear drums, if the problem is the warpage then the rear drum is needed to be machined to correct the warpage. After machining of the rear drum, it is also necessary to replace the brake shoe so that it will make even contact with the newly machined rear drums.

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Car Shaking While Idle

1 comment:

  1. 4 shops, diagnostic; no clues.
    thank u so much (900, in irelavant repairs; 7 mths )


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