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Chevrolet Cavalier Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 113,308 mi (27,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    Has happened 3 times, every time need to replace rotors and pads.
    They seem to wear out quickly...

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  • Profile_thumbnail

    same problem, doesn't matter, what mileage. it's Gm thing.

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    Front brake is causing pulsating of break petal. Repair shop says brake sticking caused need to replace both front calipers and pads

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    replaced, they wore out again, replaced again...within a few months. afraid will have to keep replacing

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  • Visitor, , 150,063 mi

    same as above

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  •  Rookie

    Istarted to feel pulsation in the pedal sometimes little and some times really bad, I asked to my mechanic friend and he recomended to replace both rotors and pads which I did and all of that pulsing is now in the past yet i still to replace the rear drums and shoes which I can do nine months or so latter that I knew when I told to my friend how the condition of everything was, I did measure the drums and shoes linings so I have a break before i have to do that.

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  • I bought my 2002 cavalier brand new. Within the first 2 years my car was jerking when I came to a stop. My breaks went bad. I have had 4 break jobs done in the 9 years that I have had my cavalier.

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  • Visitor, , 43,000 mi

    replace rotors

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