My car waffles side to side after braking. The braking system grabs (like with sudden stops) even with easy stops. What might cause this?

Update:

Sorry. The car wobbled.  In my interpretation, to waffle somewhat means to move unevenly from side to side, although I realize now that applies only to human thoughts.

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    Badly warped rotor, worn out rotor/pads. Have it looked at by a mechanic if you don't have the "tools" to replace any of the above parts.

  • M.
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Waffles????????

  • 8 months ago

    Sounds like you need a new brake job. The way it is performing is an indication of one or more of the brakes has lost its brake pad. Most likely from wearing down to the metal support pad. If you continue to drive the vehicle in this condition, you will also be damaging the brake rotors as well since the worn pads will be wearing some serious grooves into them!

  • 8 months ago

    Sure sounds like warped brake rotors AND possibly worn out brake pads.

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  • 8 months ago

    Lower control arms are bad.

    The control arms need to be pried while the vehicle is on the ground to test them so you need an alignment rack with drive on ramps to verify the control arms need replacing. Do the ball joints when you replace the control arms.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Your rotors are warped and need to be replaced.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Brakes are unevenly worn out from side to side.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Car needs a brake job.  Make an appointment with the $75 an hour dude.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You’re braking system is worn. Or you could have a problem with your suspension or you could have a problem with your tires or you could have a problem with your wheels. Why don’t you just take it to a mechanic?

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