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Old 07-08-2004, 07:08 AM   #1
 
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Default Pulsating Brakes

yah, so since i got my 95Cordf22b1 a few years back, her brakes vibrated immensely (especially braking on a downward slope). so we got the rotors cut and new pads put on. was much better at first but its been about a year since i had the brake work done and the pulsation has slowly returned. we have checked the rotors for impurities and they are fine. my alignment is great too so...what else could be causing this problem?
also, the front drivers side tire makes that "wah wah wah" humming noise...its really annoying. but their is no unnatural ware on the tread. could that be a suspension problem?
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Default Re: Pulsating Brakes (Chestnut95)

Not sure but how are your wheel bearings?

Jack front of the car up and grab the rim/tire. Try to wiggle it. If it feels solid then they should be fine, but if it feels loose then start checking into things like your ball joints and wheel bearings.

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The brakes tend to be a problem on the 4th-6th generation accords . IMO I would use better pads and possible do a legeng caliper/rotor upgrade. Also upgrading the rear brakes (if they are drum) to disc will help out the front brakes.

I would check the rear brakes because if they start to go bad you won't really notice since the front brakes take most of the load duing braking. The braking system is just that; a system. You must maintain it and make sure all components are working properly to get the most longevity out of it.

I think the average lifespan for brakes is around 2-3 years 30-45K Click the image to open in full size.

As far as the humming in the left front it sounds like it would be the wheel bearing. But make sure tires have been rotated balanced, properly filled etc. Click the image to open in full size.
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