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Hi Everyone,
2016 F350 crew cab 4x4 6.7L 43,000 miles. Pull a 28 foot gooseneck horse trailer.


I have noticed that when pulling the trailer and pressing the brakes pretty hard I can get a good vibration in the steering wheel where it shakes pretty hard back and forth.


Most of the time however there is no vibration under braking. And I have not noticed it when I do not have the horse trailer connected.


Any ideas or recommendations? Is it time for new front pads and rotors? Or maybe a worn front end part?

Thanks,
Terry
 

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Sounds like you may have a warped or warped both front rotors. The pads are easy enough to change, and if they are worn enough may cause some shaking.
 

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warped rotors

Yes, The idea of warped rotors has crossed my mind. I guess I need to look at how much pad is left at 42,000 miles and maybe change pads and rotors.


It just seems odd that I am not feeling any vibrations during braking in my brake pedal. Also, it seems odd that 95% of the time everything stops very nice and smooth. It is just when my trailer is hooked up and when I brake hard like going downhill and stuff....


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It's not that unusual. The added heat causes the rotors to distort more. Chances are if you made several moderate stops without the trailer you would feel it some.
 

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Yes. I was getting vibrations without the trailer on hard braking this weekend. Need to research best rotors and pads for my 16 now.
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replaced rotors and pads with factory. working great for awhile now.
Terry
 
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