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#1 User is offline   Agil 

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 07:52 PM

Hello everyone,
I'm starting having vibrations on the steering wheel when I brake. Vibrations are felt especially when braking smoothly and above 80 km/h. I´ve changed the front rotors and pads about 20k. At the back at the time I've just changed the pads. After doing this job every was nice. No vibrations, althought before making this job I've felt some vibrations, but not like now. Yesterday, I've inspected the front rotors and pads and everything seems ok. At the back the rotors seems to have some "waves" on the surface and have exceeded the 2mm wear.
Do you think this vibration may come from the rear discs being nok?
I have already ordered Zimmerman rotors, that I will exchange as soon they arrive. I will try to use the pads they only have 20k, and at the back they are almost new.
Can you give me your advisor opinions? Many Thanks!


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:57 PM

Not a common issue specific to Touaregs, so just general advice will be available.

Vibrations through the steering wheel would generally indicate problems with the front brakes or front suspension, so you should concentrate your efforts here. You don’t say how long ago you changed the front discs/pads or how you use the car and in what conditions but all could have relevance to your problem.

There could be many reasons such as warped discs, sticky callipers - pistons and pads, corrosion on the discs (particularly the inboard side) and wear in the suspension components/bushes.

If you are changing the rear brake discs, you should fit new pads as well.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 09:42 PM

Never ever use worn pads on a set of new discs! Not even if the pads have only done a few miles.

Always replace the pads and wear sensors as well as the discs.
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