Vibration when braking
2003 Citroen C3 1.4 HDI

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clive42
Driver
3 points

Problem added: Aug 13, 2012 (8 years ago)
when braking the car shudders. in morning i have no problems when i leave the house. but 40 miles later when i brake for the first time the brakes cause the car to shudder. it is like this happens after things warm up, because when cold and rested no sign of it. i have had 3 sets new discs in 24 months, each time things okay to start and slowly it gets worse. disc returned to manufacturer who report okay. change hubs and bearings still problems, any ideas? also noticed if i change down before braking things are a lot smoother.

Car details
Car: Citroen C3
Variant: 1.4 HDI
Model Year: 2003
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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Tez 66
Driver
94 points

Aug 14, 2012 (8 years ago)
sounds like your brake callipers are at fault and sticking when your brakes get hot.
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clive42
Driver
3 points

Aug 14, 2012 (8 years ago)
hmmm. but i have had them serviced as well.
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Prob
Top Fixer
153 points

Aug 16, 2012 (8 years ago)
could also be due to brake pads, when replacing brake discs the pads must be replaced at the same time
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clive42
Driver
3 points

Aug 25, 2012 (8 years ago)
pads were replaced, but will try another set

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