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Unread 11-21-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Death wobble at 45mph when braking?

Just had my rims and tires balanced rotated thinking itd take care of my death wobble when i hit my brakes. It only does it when i hit my brakes and im pretty much ruleing out warped rotors as it only happends at 45 mph. Control arm bushings or track bar?

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Unread 11-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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Warped rotors.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Not throwing it out the window but if they were warped wouldnd it happen at other times then just at 45?
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If it only happens when you are braking, it is brake related.
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Had this problem with my 96, he is correct it's the rotors, replace pads as well

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interesting as i did look at my rotors today and seen they will need to replaced soon. Thanks for yours guys input.
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EZ to fix/ rule out.

Either take them off and have them resurfaced...or replace them. If you take them to have them resurfaced...they'll probably tell you they're warped or played out.

Could also be rear brakes. The rear drums on my Nissan were shot...but it felt like the front end...weird, but true.
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EZ to fix/ rule out.

Either take them off and have them resurfaced...or replace them. If you take them to have them resurfaced...they'll probably tell you they're warped or played out.

Could also be rear brakes. The rear drums on my Nissan were shot...but it felt like the front end...weird, but true.
Yes very ture. I'll replace them as i already have 2 sets of pads layin around so hopefully itll resolve my issue. I hope it isnt the drums as i already had them gone threw.
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If its your rear breaks I would assume you have worn bushings or else somewhere in your suspension up front allowing your front axle to move sideways. I would go through the front susp. And look for loose bolts, just use a torque wrench...... Tightened my track bar bolt on axle and snapped that mutha.... Not a good time hack sawing through the bolt.....

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