What causes the brake pedal, steering wheel, and the car(sometimes) sometime but not all the time?

Justin Traber

Asked by Mar 21, 2014 at 09:54 PM about the 1986 Ford Thunderbird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drum in rear
When coming to a stop, brakes feel
like they grab then don't grab.

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Justin Traber

The brake pedal, steering wheel, and car vibrate.

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Justin Traber

Replaced back drum shoes, brake drum, calipers, rubber brake lines, brake pads.


Possible ABS problem

Justin Traber

It does not have abs. I think it is the rotors, but I don't want to spent one hundred dollars just to find out it wasn't the problem.


ABS & adjustment


That is on a 1998 Cavalier Drum brakes in the rear. As long as there is almost New Lining on the shoes. Check the connection on the ABS or replace the sensor & adjust the brakes.


Check the bearing preload on the front rotor assemblies, If it is too loose you may have to replace the front bearings.

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