Re: [DML] Oscillation on braking
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Re: [DML] Oscillation on braking

Vibration when braking has nothing to do with the tires or the
alignment. Worn, loose parts can make it worse but again, are NOT the
cause. Of course this does not mean you can't have a problem with
parts other than the rotors, but the rotors are the source of your
vibration when braking. Since you did not mention any other problem
with your front end, leading, pulling, vibration while going straight,
I am saying your only problem would seem to be the rotors. Since you
are not noticing pulsation in the brake pedal, only the steering
wheel, my guess is it is one or both of your front rotors, not the
back ones. If, after checking them and finding the problem, you may be
able to save them by taking  a small cut to straighten them out.
Cheaper than replacement. An alignment can't hurt but will not fix
this problem. Ditto for changing the brake fluid.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
> Craig,
> If you are positive it is not the tires....
> Sounds to me like you may need a brake service.  Is everything OEM,
25  years 
> old, original stuff?  If so, better to replace it.  Just because  it
> good, doesn't mean it performs well.  Be sure to replace all the  brake 
> caliper hardware like the pins and springs too.  Grease the slide 
pins and properly 
> break in the pads and rotors.  Finally, flush the whole  system out
> Castrol GTLMA dot 4.  
> Also, be sure to check if the steering wheel has any play in it.  
Follow the 
> column to where it goes through the firewall.  Is the rubbing 
bushing still 
> there and is it damaged?  If so, replace it.  Follow the  column out
of the 
> firewall and see if the two universal joints are showing  play. 
Then see if 
> there is play going into the steering rack.  
> Finally, get a good alignment done.
> All of these things will affect the stability of the front end.
> Andy
> In a message dated 6/28/2007 3:26:52 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
> gekko@... writes:
> Could  this be the result of fluid problems and corrected by bleeding 
> and  refilling the system with the proper grade of fluid or is it a 
> sign of  something more problematic (like a warped rotor or pad/rotor 
> wear that's  uneven)?
> Any suggestion welcome.
> Thanx in advance,
> Craig  Werner
> 07181
> Fargo, ND  
> 1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596
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