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    Pulsing brakes

    I purchased my first caddy this year 04 escalade platinum, I love this thing but, fighting a pulsing when breaking. Replaced rotors three times no different along with high end break pads, I know the pitman and idler are worn about to do that today---- could that cause it? Or the back rotors?---driving me nuts--- thanks for any advise--- I just don't want the regret of leaving Lexus to support US cars to creep into my mine--- getting ready to sale that Lexus and get a DTS alongside with this Escalade.

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    Ron

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    Yes it could be back rotor, I can't see the pit arm doing that. If it was me I would replace rear rotor

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    I have also heard that the CV half shafts could be worn and cause this, anybody come across this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkerr1234
    I have also heard that the CV half shafts could be worn and cause this, anybody came across this?
    Sounds like the rotor has warped.

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    I've put three sets of rotors on and one set was severe duty for chase cars, no different! Have not done the rear ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkerr1234
    I've put three sets of rotors on and one set was severe duty for chase cars, no different! Have not done the rear ones.
    Does it only do it at certain speeds?

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    Only stopping and no steering wheel wobble, it was the same with all three sets of rotors I put on the front, put pitman and idler on last night no difference but, it needed to be done anyway.

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    try the rears

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    Sounds like it's warped too. If you need new a set of rear rotors, I'd be glad to help you out with getting those. Let me know if you're interested!

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    Pulsing with steering wheel wobble = front rotors
    Pulsing with no wobble = rear rotors
    In my experience

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    I will try the rears at let everyone know

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    Re: Pulsing brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by wesyder View Post
    Pulsing with steering wheel wobble = front rotors
    Pulsing with no wobble = rear rotors
    In my experience
    my rear brakes pulses in the rear will this damage my brakes or not?
    i do plan mentioning it to the service manger at my dealer when i get my park brakes checked as they don't hold at all.

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    I don't believe It will damage anything but it will eventually drive you crazy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesyder
    I don't believe It will damage anything but it will eventually drive you crazy lol
    It scares me on the interstate due to this but in the city I can stand it but I will be mentioning it to the service manager when I get my park brake checked out.

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