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Renault Espace breaking/shuddering

Hi there I have a 2006 Renault Espace, and I have had about 5 new sets of disc and pads replaced....after about 6/7 weeks, when Im braking, usually from a higher speed my steering wheel shudders quite heavily. Any suggestions, and could it be something else other than brake issues? Thanks
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Re: Renault Espace breaking/shuddering

Brakes could be snatching, though 6/7 weeks ought to have bedded them in.
Tracking.... in fact any play in steering or suspension geometry.
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Re: Renault Espace breaking/shuddering

You could try swapping the wheels around to see if this makes any difference. This might rule out a warped/damaged wheel/tyre. Heavy braking would amplify any wobble due to this. Otherwise, as DD says, check for wear in the driveline and suspension. Finally the only item you haven't changed is the caliper. Have these been replaced properly, guide pins lubricated and not sticking, and with the correct pads fitted.

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Re: Renault Espace breaking/shuddering

Can I just throw this in the pot..
This used to be an issue, that I found with mondeo's,,, ( thats why I do it the way I have mentioned now)
What happens, no wheel put on the car, but brake discs and pads fitted, someone gets in, pumps the pedal,, Pedal goes hard, THEN fits the wheel, but, the brake disc is now, not touching the hub in places.

The calliper carrier, is bolted to the hub.. the calliper is free to slide, But the side with the piston, this brake pad, makes contact first.
Though it is not much . The disc is now slightly adrift the hub.
Then the wheel gets put on,
and you would expect the brake pads to move back,,But the brake pads are still pressing on the disc, and the slides are at the furthest point,

This in effect, makes the calliper stick,, on the slides.....
So , not saying this is your issue,, but anyone reading this,,, when you fit discs and pads, refit the wheel before pressing the brake pedal,,
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