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Chevrolet Malibu Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005

Average Mileage: 104,400 mi (60,000 mi - 135,000 mi)


Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

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    replaced rotors and took away the pulsing had to purschase higher grade pads to reduce how quickly the brakes needed to be changed

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  • Same problem for me, just had rotors resurfaced. No more problem, and this was after about 75,000 miles.

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  • had to have the brakes changed many times

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    I had replaced my rotors at about 35,000 miles. Around 50,000 + or even earlier I started to feel a pulsing in the brake pedal. The rotors looked ok, but I did not check them for run out. At about 60,000 it got very bad and I replaced the rotors with Bendix rotors and replaced the brake pads. Now braking is smooth.

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  •  Rookie

    have had the front brakes done a few times. A year ago the rotors resurfaced and now it is pulsating again when braking.

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