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#1 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 01:31 PM
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E30 help. Kyle, starmavin, anyone :)

Here is my scenario:

Im in a parking lot (so im not going more than 5mph) and i turn into a spot, fairly tight turn, and applied brakes to stop in the spot. But as the steering wheel is turned and i apply the brakes, I get a strange feeling from the brake pedal.

Imagine stepping on a garden hose with your foot and flattening it, then somehow having marbles or something pulled through it marble by marble, not all together at once, but intermittently. (hope that helps) Ive driven my friends civic when her rotors were warped and had that pedal vibration, this is much different.

It only does this while turning slowly and more on the sharp side., for the most part only like the above example. I have not felt this while braking on a straight line at all, again only while turning, could something in the steering/susension/wheel hub/anything be fuxoring with my brakes??


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usually what you are describing sounds like the ABS is kicking on....is one tire lifting off the ground or something are you hitting gravel or a puddle of water?? is you ABS light on? are your tires completely bald? lol

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I have the same feeling but rarely and going in straight line. I have a pad that keeps getting loose.

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That marble thing sounds like ABS.

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tires are all all great tread. its not gravel or anything, its just when i turn at slower speeds into a parking spot or at a similar angle. ABS light is not on.

Although i personally believe I did a fine job, Its always a possibility that i fuckered something up when I changed pads all around.

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could be...only you can screw up pad installs lol :P jk

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lol shut up. I really honestly dont think I did, Im just not going to rule out that possibility. I try to learn by doing hands or on the internet and that for the most part my available help

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I had the same thing happen to me today, I was coming out of a parking lot whe I felt my ABS activate and a while late my ABS light came on. I turned the car off for 5 minutes and it came off but then it happened again. The funny thing is that I did my own brakes and I installed the lowring springs and new shocks and struts. What can this be?
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my ABS light doesnt come on, it works fine when all the dash lights are lit. I honestly dont know what it feels like when "abs acts up" or when i can feel it, but this feels more "random" than anything... kind of hard to explain. when i get some free time, im tempted just to make you drive it kyle. that is after i make it presentable... lack of car washing resources here.

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