October 17, 2013

Car Shakes When Stopped

The car shakes when stopped, the entire car shaking occurs during the application of brakes when the car is stopped.


Possible Cause of Car Shaking When Stopped


Uneven contact between the brake drum and the brake shoe for drum type rear brake


The most common reason why a car shakes especially during the application of brake has something to do with the problem on the rear brakes.

There are two types of brakes namely the disc type and the drum type, the disc type is mostly use on the front brakes, and most car uses drum type on its rear brakes. Now for a car with rear brake drum, having the entire car shaking occurs if there is a problem between the two components of the drum brake which is called the drum and the brake shoe, usually there is uneven contact between the two components. Uneven contact is when there is a misalignment between the two components as mentioned.

Now what causes misalignment?

Misalignment is resulted from a warped rear drums or a loose wheel bearings. Worn bearing can also cause misalignment. With that said, therefore the problem why the car shakes when stopped is misalignment.

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How to correct problem of car shaking when stopped?

Fixing this kind of problem is never been easy, it should be done in shop that specialized on this kind of job. Therefore it is necessary to bring the car to a shop and ask the mechanic to look into the rear brakes. Tell him to inspect for any loose component of the rear brake that causes car shaking. The mechanic can narrow down the checking by looking into the rear bearing first, if there is looseness or worn parts.

If the wheel bearings are in good condition then this confirmed the warped drums as the cause of the problem. In this case the only option is to remove the brake drum, after the drum is removed inspect if the drum is necessary to be machined, usually it is more likely. Bring the drum to the machine shop for machining as way of correcting the warpage. Once the drum is corrected it is also necessary for the brake shoe to be replaced, because if the brake shoe is not replaced, the problem may still occur since the shoe will still not be in even contact with the newly machined drum, so the replacement is a must.