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Hi ladies and gents, its me again with different topic ***x1f642; since mid winter when i go over 60 mph and do break a little strong, the steering vibrates as if you drive on a rocky road. Gave it to some mechanic - asked to clean the brakes and change the brake fluid. He said that front rims and both rotors along with calipers seemed good and he couldnt see any issue with any other thing which could cause the vibration.

The same happens with summer tired as well. Any other ideas?
 

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Was talking to my previous mechanic, he mentioned about wheel alignment. Left the car to him, will see how it'll be tomorrow
 

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Ladies and gents, problem s back. It was good till Wednesday. I felt slight vibration then yesterday and today got worse and now when I do brake at around 50-70 mph, steering vibrates like crazy <img src="http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />when I keep braking after 50 no vibration, the same for the speeds more than 70 mph. So vibration occurs only when I brake between 50 and 70 mph Even if it's not visibly clear, might that be the rotors?
 

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Before any major surgery ............


Proper and original wheels fitted? - not stud-centric ISO hub-centric rims?


Remove wheel, then calipers and then disks


Grab a wire brush and have a go at the 3 mating surfaces of the hub and disk - pay attention to the large hole in the disk and mounting ring on the hub - clean the rim mounting face inside - make sure they are all clean with no rust.


Refit them all and make sure you torque the lug nuts properly.


Still the same?
 

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plus washing the tires after long trips, which I do a lot, while I know I shouldnt :)

I see lots of rust in front discs as well, I think it ll be logical to change all four at the same time. In autumn, with the yearly maintenance, will take care of those.
 

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Rust is not a major factor on the brake disks them self. I can leave a car off the road for a day or 2 and notice a build up especially if it's raining driving normally gets that off. A few years back i had not changed my disks in about 5 years kept coming up as an advisory on the mot always does to be fair. Well all you gotta do is take the wheel off, don't pay too much attention to front it's the back you want to look at. If it's corroded falling to bits missing pieces, mine was. That's what causes the wheel shake oh and if you have issues braking "spongy" pedal that's another sign because the pads won't align correctly on the back of the disk. Went through brake pads every few months and they would the wear would be diagonally cut through.
 

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Had the car serviced few weeks ago and the mechanic said that the discs were still good. Told em to change the front discs and pads.

No more problems. Did around 200 miles, finally got rid of it.
 

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Nightmare is back

I have the same thing happening which started last week, little tough braking at around 110 km/h then below 90kmh , steering stops shaking. The rear drums look so thin and i think its time to change as i m already at around 100k kms and they were never changed, the same goes for shocks.

Second thing which started today is sound when i brake, when i push the pedal little rough i get a short scary sound from front passenger side which i believe comes from suspension components rather than brakes. Had someone drive the car and followed when he applied breaks, but cannot pinpoint where it comes from

All mechanics will be on holiday for whole week for sureso no way to leave it for a check.

i am gonna take of the wheel and try to inspect - want to avoid any situation with brakes - loose pads or loose bolts. Anything else i need to have a look at?
 

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Took both wheels out on the right side, bolts are okay. New front disc seems clean while the drum in the back feels rough and jagged i think thats normal after 95k kms :), top of the front shock is covered with dirt and mud, tried to clean it as much as i could and could not visualize any leak from the top of it

Booked it for next monday for mechanic to have it checked along with oil filters change.
 
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