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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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NEW Rotor and Pads Steering Wheel Shake

Just got installed last Friday AC delco rotors and ebc green stuff pads never had an issue before brake change doesn't shake when braking only during speeds 40-60 once at 60 its smooth again only thing I could think of is lugs too tight or too loose they used an impact wrench tighting each lug in a clockwise pattern not the star pattern Idk if that makes a difference what do you guys think before I take it to discount tire and ask them to loosen them and retighten them for me.

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Grease monkeys and their friggin air ratchet. If your wheels don't have the proper centric ring your wheels might be off center. Just jack your car loosen your lug nuts and retighten to 100ft/lbs and you should be OK.

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The reason you do the star or x pattern is to ensure all the nuts are tight. If they only went around in a circle they would have only tightened the first couple nuts on half way. I'd take it in or if you can just jack it up and do it your self the right way. I hate when people do that. I always request they be torqued and then watch through the window to ensure they actually do it. Caught five mechanics in the last five years impacting even though I specifically requested they torque.


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ok thanks guys im gonna take it in to discount tire tomorrow since its free i would do it myself but i wouldnt know how far to go to get 100ft/lbs with manual tools.

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