I have 2004 Dodge Ram when appling brakes the truck shakes sometimes worse than others.turned the rotors was ok for 4 months then started again. Rotors, pads or somthing else. No brake applied it is as smooth and quiet as any truck drives excellant. thanks ahead Clayton
Posted Mar 10th by Clayton Blackert the owner of a Dodge Ram
Answers from the Automotive Experts
It sounds like you need new rotors. Rotors these days are not made as "thick" as they use to be. It use to be, you would always turn the rotors at least once before replacing them. Now a days we find that there isn't much to turn, and as in your case, it only bought you 4 months more of driving (or should I say stopping.)
Since brakes are a safety item on your truck, I suggest you get it back in the shop to see what it needs so you can stop safetly everytime.
All My Best,
〉 Answered on Mar 10th, 2007 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
If the problem went away after the rotors where cut, then most likely this is your problem. If you're feeling the brake pedal pulsing when you push it, then the rotors are warped. This can happen when the wheels are put on and the lug nuts are tightened too tight.
Quick stopping by applying the brakes hard can eventually cause problems with the rotors too.
The other problem could be in the suspension.
You should take this vehicle to an ASE certified shop or dealership and explain the problem as you've told us and have the brake system and suspension checked.
〉 Answered on Mar 10th, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines