Brake problem


Asked by Jan 19, 2015 at 03:20 PM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently turned my front rotors and
replaced the pads. Now at high speeds,
when braking, I get a shake in my steering
wheel. At slower speeds a pulsation in my
brake pedal. I know the typical issue is the
rotor but if they've been turned, what could
cause this? There's plenty of fluid and the
lines were bled just to rule out air. Any

5 Answers

Bri Lynn

Maybe you left something loose, did you rotate your tires while at it? Did you go back through after a few miles and retorque the bolts in a star pattern? Did you set the brakes afterwords?


Tires were rotated a few days later by a shop besides having an impact at home so I know they were tight. What do you mean by "set the brakes"?

Bri Lynn

Brakes are made of glued together bjts. When you put new brakes on, you need to go out and drive about 45 and press somewhat hard on the brakes, do this a few times to get them hot so it bakes the glue and sets them this may or may not be your issue. I doubt this would cause any issues whilst the foot is off the brake.


Sounds like the rotor machining was not right on at least one wheel. What you are feeling is an uneven or warped rotor.


I did consider taking them back to the shop that did them. Since a machine does it, I didn't figure they could be done incorrectly but I suppose anything is possible.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Brake Problem 6 answers

    I just changed the power brake booster and the master cylinder on my 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix gt. I still have no pressure on my brakes and it sounds like there is still a leak somewhere. also my tail ...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brake must be engaged to start/run 3 answers

    My 2004 Grand Prix lost engine power while driving, it simply will not run of my foot isn't on the brake. The car will moved if I ride the brake while pressing the gas. It starts up just fine as lo...

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP


    Maintenance & Repair

  • vibration in brake pedal 9 answers

    My 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix makes a vibrating sound. I feel it in the brake pedal, but the brakes are ok. It seems like the traction control. How do I turn that off ?

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix


    Maintenance & Repair


    This happens often and I have read many creditable information on the web about anit- lock brake systems and mine seem to do just as they are supposed to (grind and pulsate). However, when I hit a bu...

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Abs & traction control & brake light on 2 answers

    My abs/traction/brake light are on , I can't pull any data with the scanner . I get other data , Engine codes or trans data all others'' but NO brake data , Is the abs/brake module bad? Checked conn...

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP



Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 4,356 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,995.


Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Reputation 3,690
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,450
#3 munron
Reputation 1,960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala"
932 Great Deals out of 35,698 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Bonneville"
3 Great Deals out of 859 listings starting at $2,950
Used Pontiac Grand Am"
1,981 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac G6"
143 Great Deals out of 5,590 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
12 Great Deals out of 2,062 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac GTO"
13 Great Deals out of 515 listings starting at $6,500
Used Ford Mustang"
731 Great Deals out of 41,065 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,148 Great Deals out of 73,044 listings starting at $695
Used Nissan Altima"
1,343 Great Deals out of 87,463 listings starting at $1,095
Used Nissan Maxima"
495 Great Deals out of 24,224 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,255 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP For Sale
54 listings starting at $3,000