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steering vibrations after front break pads replaced

tomsan

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After front break pads replaced my car steering wheel has vibrations. These vibrations only happen between speed of 80~105kmh. Strong enough to visually see steering wheel shaky and I can feel some heavy dull vibration noise coming from engine bay.

Is the tyre balance gone off somehow or pads touching somewhere?

There are no other issues.
 

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Did you put the wheels back on properly?
 

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When you replaced the pads, did you do anything else while you were there? Machine rotors/replace rotors?,check for a lip at the inner or outer edge of the rotor? How many kms since replacing the pads did the shake start?
 

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May have lost a wheel weight when taking wheels off.
 

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Does the shudder occur under braking and more so when going down hills? If yes then the rotors should have been machined. If an auto i pretty much machine or replace rotors every pad change. This normally stops shudder. I know a lot of places say its ok to not machine but when I have replaced pads and not done rotors as well it has tended to shudder.
 

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Same thing has happened to me. My rotors had a very light skim machined off but not a proper full machine because the machinist didn’t want to take them undersized.

I’d rather he didn’t machine them all, but he did and he charged me (reduced rate) so I fit them and it has just a very slight shudder. But mostly at low speed.

I’ll be fitting new rotors soonish.
 

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Make sure the pads were installed correctly. I have seen it plenty of times when both outer pads are on one side & both inner pads on the other side. This will cause one side to drag. To check jack up your car & spin the front wheels. If one side free spins & the other drags your pads are installed wrong
 

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Make sure the pads were installed correctly. I have seen it plenty of times when both outer pads are on one side & both inner pads on the other side. This will cause one side to drag. To check jack up your car & spin the front wheels. If one side free spins & the other drags your pads are installed wrong
I could be wrong, but from memory I thought front pads were the same inner and outer on the VE?
 

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That's why so many people stuff it up. Fronts are definitely inner & outer, rears are not
Hmm ok I’ll have to check this too then. I’m sure when replacing them I would have checked if there was inner and outer but now I’m second guessing myself.

What are the differences and which pad goes inner and which goes outer?
 
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