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Old 10-19-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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I have 12,000 miles on this truck and when I apply the brakes, especially going down hill the front end shakes badly. It is getting progressively worse. I believe it's the rotors as I pull a small trailer all summer and believe this is hard on brakes. My last tow trucks did the same thing and they were Chevy's and the dealer took care of it for free. it's going to the dealer tommorrow but I believe they will not take care of it under warranty as I am reading 12 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. and it's two years I've had the truck. Anybody else experience this?
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I have 12,000 miles on this truck and when I apply the brakes, especially going down hill the front end shakes badly. It is getting progressively worse. I believe it's the rotors as I pull a small trailer all summer and believe this is hard on brakes. My last tow trucks did the same thing and they were Chevy's and the dealer took care of it for free. it's going to the dealer tommorrow but I believe they will not take care of it under warranty as I am reading 12 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. and it's two years I've had the truck. Anybody else experience this?
Did you over heat the brakes while towing and warp the rotors?
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You mention that you have had the truck for 2 years and 12,000 miles. Shouldn't it still be under warranty? What year & model is it?
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Did you over heat the brakes while towing and warp the rotors?
That would be a good guess. i will find out tommorrow. i pull less than 3000 pounds so it shouldn't be an issue.
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You mention that you have had the truck for 2 years and 12,000 miles. Shouldn't it still be under warranty? What year & model is it?
Yes 3 yrs.-36,000 miles bumper to bumper but I read the fine print and you only get 12 months or 18,000 miles on brake linings and other common maintenance stuff.
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Rotors. Have them resurfaced and the pads changed should solve the problem. The rotors are not "warped" they have pad "deposits" on them. The "warped" thing is a misnomer.
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Rotors. Have them resurfaced and the pads changed should solve the problem. The rotors are not "warped" they have pad "deposits" on them. The "warped" thing is a misnomer.
I'm sure they will solve the problem. I would like to have them do it for free and not pay a dime.
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its your rotors, I had mine turned at 24k and my dealer did it for me. But 12/12 is the actual for the brakes warranty. Worst they can say is no.

Just an fyi
Avoid spraying cleaners on your wheels that may get onto your rotors, that will cause your rotors to shimmy as that crap bakes into the surface of the rotor and brake lining, especially any kind of spray shine
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its your rotors, I had mine turned at 24k and my dealer did it for me. But 12/12 is the actual for the brakes warranty. Worst they can say is no.

Just an fyi
Avoid spraying cleaners on your wheels that may get onto your rotors, that will cause your rotors to shimmy as that crap bakes into the surface of the rotor and brake lining, especially any kind of spray shine
if your a marine. Thanks for all you do.
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