Ok, so I've had braking problems for the past year and I'm running out of ideas as to what is wrong and what to do to fix it.
First off, I had worn rotors. It happens, so I didn't mind replacing them.
My car was top notch for about 6 months after that. No braking problems.
Next thing I know, all of a sudden my car starts vibrating after braking from high speeds and was getting so bad that I was losing control of my car at one point. It started wearing off, so I didn't think much of it.
3ish months ago, I got new wheels and tires and had a friend install them.
Ever since then, my car has gone down hill. I started having the vibrations and even a very loud clicking/rubbing/grinding noise every time I stepped on the brake. I got the vibrating fixed for good by changing my brake pads, but I'm still having the annoying sounds when braking. Whether it be braking from high speeds or even 5 mph.
Here's everything I've had done:
-Tires/wheels aligned, rotated, balanced. (Helped for about a day.)
-New rotors in the front. (Took away the vibration for a week.)
-New brake pads TWICE in a month (Made the vibration go away for good, but the noise came back after a week or two)
-Front end alignment.
-Took off the new wheels and tires and put on the old ones. (No change.)
- I've taken it to THREE different places and they've yet to figure out what's going on. My ass.
I've spent over $800 if not more trying to get this fixed. It seems so simple, yet I'm being told it's not. It's gotten to the point where I hate driving my car and try to avoid doing so as much as possible, which sucks.
Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how was is resolved?
Sorry I rambled a bit, but I want to get every detail out so people can get a better idea of what's going on.