I have a 2006 chevy malibu and I just put new brakes and rotors on the front. when you drive the car for a little while and it is warm out the brake peal gets hard and from then on the car shakes bad

Asked by Apr 26, 2017 at 03:01 PM about the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It shakes bad till it cools down and then once it warms up the brake pedal gets
hard and the car shakes bad untill it sets for a while

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Lift the front end and check to see if the calipers are locked up. Spin the wheels, should spin freely.

what would cause them to lock up

71,355

The caliper pistons get dirt around the piston and so when you collapse it the dirt gets along side of the wall, or just corrosion inside around the caliper piston, or the brake line hose running to the caliper can go bad internally not allowing the fluid to flow, keeping pressure on the caliper piston. Two other things to cause a caliper to be locked up would be the slide pins being frozen up, or if the master cylinder reservoir is over full with brake fluid. The fluid level should only be up to the fill line.

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