front end shake after brake pad replacement

Asked by May 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM about the 1995 GMC Vandura G25

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just replaced the front brake pads,put on ceramics because i was told they would not wear out
the rotors as bad as metallic pads.now when the brakes get hot i get a bad shimmy.anybody
have an idea why.

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Maybe you have warped rotors I have seen it before

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Ditto on the warped rotors, did you clean and lube the caliper slides when you replaced the pads? Make sure the the brake calipers are releasing properly.

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Ceramic brake pads will wear out a rotor. Anything rubbing on the rotor will wear it out. Ceramic pads are better known to produce less brake dust. -- Many times the pulsation of the brakes is blames on warped rotors. The problem is actually pad material unevenly deposited on the friction surfaces. -- When the brakes are applied, material from the pad sticks to the rotor during what is called "bedding in". Clean, sand, turn down or replace the rotors. Perform a bedding in process as per the pad manufacturer.

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