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Possible Brake issue? (FUG!)

Discussion in 'Care & Maintenance' started by Hummer, Oct 27, 2012.

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    All right so I have a big issue with the Accord that is driving me fucking crazy. Ever since I hit that dog last week my drivability of the car has been a nightmare.
    When I hit the dog, or just before, I slammed on my breaks and slid for a little, after continuing on my way I noticed the steering wheel jerks back and forth and makes the whole car vibrate and rattle, some roads worse than others. At a slow speed of about 5 MPH I can see that with every half rotation of the tires it jerks just a little bit to the left then a little to the right.
    Today I got new brake pads and resurfaced the rotors and that changed nothing, if anything its worse than before.
    Any ideas?

    P.S. Gold, use your mod "abilities," and fix my title. "Brake."

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    Is it all the time or only when braking? Maybe you lost a wheel weight or something else could be damaged?
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    All the time, not really affected by braking. I'll try rotating the tires and see what happens.
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    Where did the dog hit? I assume the front bumper.
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    The front lip, no, there are not dog parts scattered inside my wheel well.. The dog escaped unharmed.
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    But your car didn't, weird. Rotating the tires is a good idea.
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    Well the dog hit in the ONE spot where I already had cracks from hitting a curb, and managed to break apart the bondo crap. FML.
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    Yeah, FYL maybe you have to get a new lip?
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    I'm gonna take it off today and repair it. Front and back.
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    Very very Nice!
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    No seriously, I need input on this, wheres james, irvin, and machu when you need them?

    (f u gold)
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    Or better yet;

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    Fuck you gold.
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    Not this again.
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    Have your wheels balanced with the tires still mounted on the rims, have them rotated and then get a full 4 wheel alignment. All in, less than 120 bucks.
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    It's not alignment.
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    I highly doubt that as well but things still need to be done. Seeing as k wasn't on your list of helpers I'll just leave this thread alone.
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    Also I'd like to add that resurfacing rotors does not usually fix anything already wrong with them.
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    I think I flat stopped my tires or something. Gonna take it to les schwab and have them check to see if they need to be rotated or balanced.
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    ^^ I didn't think of that... if you locked them up real bad and skid enough, maybe there's flat spots on them now so you need new tires?
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    Roll slowly a few inches at a time get out and look at the tread and measure it.
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    I found out which tire is causing the fucking horrendous vibration.. front right tire... was completely worn down on the sides and starting to sow wire, rotated it to the back and the vibration is gone. Getting new tires on thursday, sick of this shit.
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    Found out today that 2 to 3 tires had separated and that was causing the wobble and wheel vibration, got new tires today and the car feels great again.
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    You can say that again!
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