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Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Oldsmobile Alero

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 123,295 (60,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004
19 people reported this problem
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My brakes in the front needed to be replaced so I had them fixed at Reeds Auto in Anchorage AK and they said they replaced the front rotors but after the repair is when I noticed the pulsating. Why would this happen if they replaced the rotors? I've been having brake problems ever since I brought my car there. Reeds auto stated I had a three month warranty but they refused to even look at my brakes when I told them what was going on and they said my caliper was bad without even looking at it. The front left caliper was replaced today and my brakes are still getting stiff and very hot keeping me from driving my car. How can I be sure they replaced the rotors? Ive replaced the rear right caliper line and rear brakes and the master cylinder and this is still happening. Help!
My breaks cause a pulsating feeling when I step on them, shifting my car slightly to the right. I had the dealerships mechanic look at my breaks. He informed me that I have a rust build up on my roters, which is causing this feeling, and that my roters would need replaced.
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changed front brakes but didnot do rotors but they need it they are very bad
Had to have rotors replaced twice within a 6 month period.
front brakes have been replaced at least every 15K miles. I am researching for problems in ABS or anything else.
Rotor wear causing unstable stopping
Replaced front brake rotors at 110,657 miles. Have owned vehicle since May 20, 2010 had 108,329 miles at purchase.