Would seriously appreciate any thoughts on this:
My 2001 4runner violently shakes/shudders/wobbles when I apply the brakes, regardless of how fast or slow I’m driving.
It feels like the rotors are badly warped, but the rotors are good, brakes also. They were replaced about a year ago.
The car stops just fine - but the way it shudders is terrifying. The whole car shakes.
The brakes were bled a few weeks ago, and I was told the rear drivers side had “way too much air in the line.” Bleeding the brakes only slightly lessoned the shuddering.
The brakes were bled 2 more times, as air was again in the lines. No doubt they need to be bled again, but what’s the point until I resolve the issue?
The problem began a couple months ago, and has become gradually worse. I am getting different answers from different “experts”
I can’t afford to put money into a misdiagnosed repair so I’m hoping to find some direction here.
The wheel bearings, etc (front end) were replaced about two years ago.
I am not burning through brake fluid, only needed to add some after brakes were bled.
When car is cold it seems to be worse. A tad less d- d- d -d when braking after car has been driven and has warmed up.
Car has a lot of miles on it. 280+