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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Brake-related vibration

2008 Silverado , just had new brakes about a month go installed. when I go to stop , there is vibration in the steerling wheel --had brakes checked 'ok" can this be a abs issue?

Just because the truck got a brake job a month ago doesn’t mean quality brake parts were installed.

Update: Raybestos Issues Warning on “Lightweight” Rotor

lightweight versus standard brake rotor

Raybestos, a leading aftermarket brake supplier, has issued a warning about Chinese-made brake rotors that are dangerously thinner than name-brand aftermarket and original equipment brake rotors. The lightweight rotors are being sold in various auto parts stores to unsuspecting consumers as standard replacement rotors. But the thickness of the discs in these “lightweight” rotors has been reduced by increasing the air gap between the rotor faces. This saves about 4 to 5 lbs. of cast iron per rotor, and reduces the manufacturing cost $3 to $4 per rotor. Unfortunately, this trick also reduces rotor strength (which is important to resist cracking and rotor failure), the rotor’s ability to absorb and dissipate heat, and the ability to resurface the rotor safely the next time the pads need to be replaced.


Sounds like a warped brake rotor, possibly both. Rotors can warp from heavy use even if they’re relatively new.

Sounds like your front brake rotors are probably warped

It sounds like whoever “checked” your brakes may have not done a good job

Please define “just had new brakes about a month ago”

Does that mean new front brake pads only?

The old rotors were reused?

The old rotors were machined?

Or does that mean new front brake pads and rotors?

Exactly which brakes did you go with?

Store brand?

AC Delco?

Wagner, Bendix, Centric, or something else reputable?

And did you get “advantage” or “competitive” brakes . . . that means cheap