Dean Woods is a Technical Sales Specialist at Euro Car Parts. In this regular feature, he’ll give his tips on how to overcome common braking issues.
Our first topic is ‘Brake Judder’ – by far the most common braking issue. Ensure correct fitment first time, with these tips:
1. Thoroughly de-rust the contact surfaces and hub edge using appropriate tools.
2. Use a good brake cleaner to clean the bright metal contact surface – problems will soon arise if the surfaces are not totally flat and clean.
3. Use a dial gauge and measure the lateral run-out 10-15mm below the maximum radius of the disc. If the hubs are clean and you are still getting readings over 0.07mm, remove the disc and use the DTI to measure hub run-out. This should be no greater than 0.03mm.