Car Problem Reports
Saturn SL2 Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations
Saturn SL2 Problem
Average Mileage: 119,788 mi (17,442 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Saturn SL2, 140,000 mi
brakes pulsate when i come a hard stop .. and when im stoping i think my alternator is bad becouse my lights flicker and my exhaust starts to make funny noise and i have brand new exhaust flowmasters done by an exhaust teck as well my lights flicker when i try to draw to mutch power from my chargeing system and any time
Visitor, 1999 Saturn SL2, 96,000 mi
Front rotors wore out, and I knew it too because I heard a repeated ka-thunk sound when I applied the brakes, and it pushed up against my brake pedal a little. Had em replaced and it's all better.
I have the exact same issue with the pulsing. Call me crazy, but I actually like it for two reasons:
1) If I am driving in snow/ice I can instantly feel when the wheels lock up.
2) It makes me feel more connected to what's happening with the car while I am breaking.
I feel Brake petal pulsation when I step on it.
Visitor, 1999 Saturn SL2, 180,000 mi
I have had to put on 3 sets of rotors in the last 25,000 miles (1 year, nearly all freeway miles). They warped quickly. Even upgrading to slotted and drilled rotors, they get red hot quickly. I don't ride the brake and the shops claim there is nothing wrong.