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Brake pulsation: What causes it and how to prevent it

Learn what causes brake pulsation and judder and how to prevent it Brake pulsation (also called brake judder) is the #1 cause of brake complaints. The pulsation and judder are almost always caused by sloppy brake installation practices and improper tire rotation. Many people refer to the problem as warped rotors, but rotors don’t warp (more on that later). The cause of brake pulsation is disc thickness variation (DTV). DTV is caused by lateral runout. FACT versus Fiction: Brake rotors don’t warp. That’s a myth. It never happens. Yet even … Read More

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