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Car Shakes When Braking

Do you encounter the problem of the entire car shaking during braking, after the brake pedal is depressed? the shaking is so extreme that it felt like your car will break loose. Well, the most common reason is a problem of the rear brake specifically the alignment between the brake shoe and the brake drum. image
Rear Brake
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Troubleshooting car problems of car shake when braking

Usually, if the entire car shakes during braking the problem is always the rear brake. The entire car shakes occur because the brake shoe is not making even contact with the brake drum when the car brakes. 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.

What causes misalignment?

Most of the time misalignment happens because of warped rear drums. Other possibilities are that the drums are not warped but instead the rear wheel bearing is the problem. Rear wheel bearing may be loose or worn-out, if this is the case then the result is a misalignment between brake shoes and the brake drums.

Possible cause of car shakes when braking
Misaligned brake shoes and drums

What to do to fix the problem?

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 and replace if necessary.

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

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1 comment:

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


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