Front end shakes when braking

Asked by Sep 26, 2015 at 06:22 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

42,335

Ok you have two different question going on here, if it is the front end shaking when you hit the breaks, then something is loose in the front end needing repair and a front end alignment. If it is your breaks and feel it in the pedal, then you need a break job, front rotors are warped.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
59,945

Agree with Rowefest,have your rotors and brakes checked.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
11,815

In the lat ten years, has the brakes been worked on? I remember the rotors now are a one time turn rotor before replacement is needed, or sometimes due to the use and condition, they can't be turned. Since it is a truck, and it is uses as a truck is intended to be used, you may have heated up the rotors and they easily will warp. Drive very slow, roll down the windows, turn off the wife, kids, and radio, and driving very slow, gently put your foot on the park peddle. Do you hear any grinding or noise? Need pads. Do you feel the breaks grab and let lose only to grab again? New rotors also. Best way to tell is have them measured. They can only be turned to a set thickness or they will not be effective. rotors are less than a deductible on insurance when you bump into the big hairy dude in his Lexis. While the breaks are being checked, look at the wheel bearings, idler arm, tie-rods and tires. Make sure the tires are not starting to separate. I had that problem once. No one could find the vibration issue until I put on new tires, and they found the tread was letting lose. Hey my friend, it's only money.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Front end shaking on 2001 Chevy silverado 1 answer

    I still have a shaking in my right front end, I recently replaced the hub and bearing and all new tires mount & balanced all around and new brake rotors and pads on front still get a shaking from 4...

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Long Bed

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Front brakes shake hard when braking 3 answers

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • front disk brakes dragging? 6 answers

    2005 Silverado front disc brakes, back drum brakes. I replaced the master cylinder several months back after the front brakes all but locked up one day, we could bleed the lines and drive it 5 min a...

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brakes 1 answer

    We've replaced all 4 calipers, brake pads, new lines a year ago and the brakes still when going to stop slowly give in, and you can hear the the front brakes give in and you have to let off brake ...

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Long Bed 2WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what makes the front end shake 3 answers

    what makes the front end shake while driving like tires are out of balance but they are in balance

    Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 149,174 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,760
#2 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,490
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,057 Great Deals out of 58,734 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford F-150
3,210 Great Deals out of 205,087 listings starting at $1,779
Used Dodge Ram 1500
527 Great Deals out of 13,262 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
422 Great Deals out of 26,889 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
643 Great Deals out of 27,762 listings starting at $3,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 28,369 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Tacoma
713 Great Deals out of 32,123 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Colorado
320 Great Deals out of 17,607 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
476 Great Deals out of 41,915 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
5 Great Deals out of 286 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
20 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $3,999
Used Chevrolet Avalanche
254 Great Deals out of 5,913 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 84,405 listings starting at $20,000
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
293 Great Deals out of 12,363 listings starting at $18,657
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
349 Great Deals out of 7,277 listings starting at $14,795
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
524 Great Deals out of 11,014 listings starting at $12,888
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
300 Great Deals out of 6,345 listings starting at $8,995