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Old 06-01-2011, 03:03 PM
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Default Pulsating brakes at low speed

Lately I have been having an issue, when I come to a complete stop at times it feels almost as if my ABS kicks in or something.. my brake pedal pulsates/vibrates but I am not skidding etc. Anyone know what the cause could be? I am thinking maybe the wheel speed sensor? warped rotors???? Now this doesn't happen everytime, just randomly around 5 mph then to a dead stop.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Pulsating brakes at low speed

When this was happening to me I had a bent drum...
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Pulsating brakes at low speed

sounds like a warped rotor to me.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: Pulsating brakes at low speed

Guys I just opened up my other drum and heres what I found lying inside...

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I tried looking at the diagram for the drum brakes but couldn't that piece.. anybody know what it does? The damn thing was just snapped off lying there.
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Looks like you need new spring kits or what ever for the back brakes, I would do both sides just how I do things if I fix something that has two sides I do both
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Pulsating brakes at low speed

That is what holds the auto adjuster onto the starwheel (keeps shoes at right spaceing to the drum) I had this problem and have fixed for many people at work and friends/family. I would recommend you replace the springs/drums/shoes and you should see a huge improvement. I did this to my truck a few weeks after I bought it, fixed it instantly.

I only say replace it all because the shoes will have worn a tiny bit to the rotor regardless of how it looks visually.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:22 PM
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Thanks for all your help guys! Gunna be ordering some new parts to get this fixed
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