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Yorkie

posted on 20/1/14 at 02:14 PM Reply With Quote
Braking issue

Hi all,

I have noticed a problem that I really don't understand.

I took the car out at the weekend and under reasonably heavy braking it felt as though the front wheels where bouncing.

The wheels didn't lock up, I couldn't feel a vibration and the car did not pull to one side.

Any advice would be welcome.

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matt5964

posted on 20/1/14 at 02:26 PM Reply With Quote
Has the car sat for a while on relatively low pressure tyres? there could be a flat spot type thing or bulge in the tyre wall that's exaggerated under breaking?
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aerodynamix

posted on 20/1/14 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
Was the bouncing sensation coming up through the pedal as more of a pulse perhaps , could be rust patches on the discs is the car has been stood for a while ?
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Slimy38

posted on 20/1/14 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
Would it be worth employing a willing volunteer/victim to sit in the passenger seat and see whether it's coming through the car or whether it's localised to the pedals or steering wheel?
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Yorkie

posted on 21/1/14 at 10:37 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks.

There was no pulsing or vibration coming from the pedal which confused me.

The car has been standing a while so could be the tyres.

Slimy38, just noticed your location. Thanks for the offer i'll let you know if I need the volunteer!

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