Help: Heavy Vibration while braking

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by Tony Montana, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana Member

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    Jan 11, 2006
    I installed some koni red shocks/struts and upr cc plates last week. Right after the install i took the car for a ride, and could notice heavy vibration on the right side.

    I suspected rotor. I went for alignment anyways the next day, and it aligned perfectly, tech told me to check out the right side though.

    It is still vibrating like a beast.

    I jacked up the right side. If i put my hands on the 9 0clock and 3 0clock postion on the tire and move it from side to side there iwas a big wobble.
    I looked at the balljoint and it didnt appear to be ripped or anything but what do i know. Because of the wobble I just replaced the outer tie rod today.
    I am still however getting the vibration.

    The rotor is good.
    pads are good.
    I checked all of the caliper bolts and they are tight.

    When i move the wheel now it feels like the caliper has play. I am lost and am ready to take it to a tech soon.

    Any advice?


    PS Vibration only occurs when coming to a highspeed stop or slowing down from highspeeds, and is felt throughout steering.
  2. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 20, 2006
    it really sounds like a something that rotates is giving you the vibe. I'd take the tire OFF, take the caliper off, remove the rotor....THEN check the hub. Lay your rotor on a flat surface (glass is optimal as it is perfectly a mirror) Look at it then and see if its still flat. It really sounds like a brake issue....