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Old 08-04-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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#1: at highway speeds (60mph+) when you apply the breaks the car shudders kind of medium heavily,i mean its not rattle your teeth out or ne thing but enough to where its noticeable.any ideas as to whats wrong with it.

#2 are there 2 bulbs in the rear turn signal area? cause i noticed that only like 3/4 of the amber colored lens cover lights up.this was during the day.does the whole thing light up at night or somethin?
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#1 might be a warped rotor. Check that as soon as you can.
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i was tellin my dad i wanted to get it checked out.but he didnt think it was a big deal.its not gonna make me crash or any thing but its still kinda odd.
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Likely the rotors on the front. Have them turned or replaced. Not life-threatening. I don't think the whole turn signal is supposed to light up.
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Rotors. And do you have the light monitor?
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well ill see if i can get it taken care of *tacks "warped rotors" on things to do list.and as far as the light monitor goes to the best of my knowledge i dont have it.i mean absolutely nothing at all happens when i drive down the road with the door open.so i doubt ive got a highly advanced warning system.why cant i just get a job and pay for all this stuff.cause no one friggin hires around here.dang unemployment.of course im not lookin real hard but i have looked in the past.and my parents arent crazy bout me workin ne way(ud have to know them too understand). so looks like im scrapin and savin for a while.
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I got my rotors turned last week for $5 apiece. Not a lot of money, knowhatimean?
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wow thats pretty cheap.i think i can handle that.i cant exactly just swing by the mechanic and all that stuff(even though i have my license im only allowed certain places and the nearest mechaninc isnt one of em) sometimes i cant stand my overprotective parents
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A lot of smaller auto shops can turn rotors. Bumper to Bumper, Napa, etc...
If you got one those nearby on the approved "places I can drive to", check it out.
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well ill see if i can get it taken care of *tacks "warped rotors" on things to do list.
Got a torque wrench? Re-torque the lug nuts on the front wheels properly by hand with a torque wrench. That may help minimize the warpage that'* there now. If it'* still bad after that, have the rotors turned, then -- again -- make sure that the lug nuts are torqued to the proper setting (100 ft./lbs. I think) by hand, not slammed on with an impact wrench.

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and as far as the light monitor goes to the best of my knowledge i dont have it. i mean absolutely nothing at all happens when i drive down the road with the door open.
No, the light monitor is on the SSE and SSEi models to alert you when a lamp burns out. In the case of turn signals, you should also notice the flashing rate changes if one of the outside bulbs blows.

Your car has one turn-signal bulb at each corner, and no, the whole amber lens in the back doesn't light up from edge to edge.

P.*. It wouldn't hurt to check your brake lights right now, because if one or more of those burns out, you will never notice. Have an assistant step on the pedal while you watch the back of the car. You should see two brake lights on _each_ side (total of four), not just one on each side, plus the one in the middle of the back window.

For taillights, you should see eight, plus the little side markers. The two inboard taillights on each side do not light up with the brakes.
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