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Problem under heavy braking #226761 Jul 19, 3:17am Jul 19, 3:17am
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Problem under heavy braking
Recently I've noticed occassionally that under heavy braking the steering wheel shakes considerably, like the car wants to go off course. I'm thinking it may have something to do with the ABS system, more braking pressure being applied to one wheel than the other.

I've recently put two new front tyres on my car, and had them balanced and the tracking done. So I know its not this.

HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED ANYTHING SIMILAR?


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Veilside_300] #226762 Jul 19, 3:19am Jul 19, 3:19am
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nope not really hope some one can help

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Clos] #226763 Jul 19, 3:20am Jul 19, 3:20am
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It's your brake rotors, they are warped. Same thing happened to me in my old car.

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: RSXS] #226764 Jul 19, 4:26am Jul 19, 4:26am
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time for new rotors.

You might want to check the pads for uneven wear, too. spineyes


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: DiabloGTS] #226765 Jul 19, 5:37am Jul 19, 5:37am
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That happens to me too cry

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Rick] #226766 Jul 19, 6:01am Jul 19, 6:01am
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Yep like they said...new rotors are in ur future tongue

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: trog2233] #226767 Jul 19, 6:07am Jul 19, 6:07am
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brake rotors are bended

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: oas] #226768 Jul 19, 6:35am Jul 19, 6:35am
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How much will all that cost for the celica about?

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Rick] #226769 Jul 19, 7:19am Jul 19, 7:19am
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Depends if you go aftermarket or OEM thumbsup

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Jamey] #226770 Jul 19, 7:21am Jul 19, 7:21am
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I cant afford that right now, i was thinkin just takin it to the dealer

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Rick] #226771 Jul 19, 7:30am Jul 19, 7:30am
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I'll take it into toyota then. Should be covered by warranty. Thanks for help


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Veilside_300] #226772 Jul 19, 7:34am Jul 19, 7:34am
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Not sure about being covered either, Brakes/ pads, rotors are a iffy subject about warrenty work, they can say that you beat on them, or didn't change your pads in time or some stupid shit like that, good luck with it though

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Jamey] #226773 Jul 19, 11:35am Jul 19, 11:35am
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How many miles are on your car? You may not have to "buy" new rotors, you can have them resurfaced. They resurface the face of the rotor and it will do away with the pulsation. You typically want to replace your pads also when you resurface them, but if they aren't worn too badly you don't have to. I just had the same problem. I had the dealer resurface the rotors,kept the same pads and everything is fine now.

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Psquared] #226774 Jul 19, 12:04pm Jul 19, 12:04pm
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new rotors and brake pads, go aftermarket.


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Polykarb] #226775 Jul 19, 12:44pm Jul 19, 12:44pm
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Hey man, i had that problem, i just took it to the dealer, and they said i had about 80% worn brake rotors, and that they need to rotate the tires because my yokohams are getting "soft"? They also told me they needed to do the 15K maintance for $179...id suggest you go get your problem fixed before you run out of brakes like i almost did!

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Rick] #226776 Jul 19, 3:20pm Jul 19, 3:20pm
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you can always get them cut, but I don't know for how much though


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Jtultra] #226777 Jul 19, 6:10pm Jul 19, 6:10pm
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it comes to a point that you cant resurface ur rotors cz they are too messed up. im assuming ur not gonna be able to get ur rotors resurfaced, so new rotors might approximately cost you 50 each. or else you can go with slotted rotors so you can prevent rotors bends in the future. ur rotors basically bended from intense braking/heat basically. it wont be covered under warranty IMO unless you have very few miles on the rotors.

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Veilside_300] #226778 Jul 19, 6:17pm Jul 19, 6:17pm
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Could be your rotors have them reshaped, if not time to get some new ones!... thumbsup Hope everything turns out ok for ya.

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: stefanoc] #226779 Jul 19, 6:18pm Jul 19, 6:18pm
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I've only done 11,500 miles. Its a 'performance' car. IMO the discs should be designed to take a beating, or at least more than 11,500 miles worth. I'm often braking hard at 130mph+ though, which could have made a significant difference.


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Veilside_300] #226780 Jul 19, 8:32pm Jul 19, 8:32pm
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yeah when i brake at 160 mph I warp my brakes and the whells fly off.

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: shawnstam] #226781 Jul 20, 3:10am Jul 20, 3:10am
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I have the same problem sometimes when braking heavy but I don t drive at warp 9 and break hard. I think the rotors are just defective it does happen you know. Stock parts aren't always the best even TRD parts.


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Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Veilside_300] #226782 Jul 20, 10:07am Jul 20, 10:07am
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Originally Posted by Veilside_300
I've only done 11,500 miles. Its a 'performance' car. IMO the discs should be designed to take a beating, or at least more than 11,500 miles worth. I'm often braking hard at 130mph+ though, which could have made a significant difference.


Celi brakes are weak. Mine fade on me all the time.

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #226783 Jul 20, 11:17am Jul 20, 11:17am
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Then what brand of aftermarket brakes should i invest in for next time? List their prices too!

Re: Problem under heavy braking [Re: Rick] #226784 Jul 21, 2:42am Jul 21, 2:42am
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I haven't noticed any shaking or vibration over the last day or two. This obviously rules out warped discs. I'm guessing its an intermittent problem then and something to do with the ABS system.

Also it says 130mph in the quote if you look, not warp factor nine. Read more carefully next time.


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