I've got a bit of a problem...
When I brake I have loads of judder through the pedal and the brakes dont seem to 'bite' very well. I put new discs on last year and green stuff pads and they were OK but now my brakes are just scarey when coming down from high speed.
Feels like it could warped discs but I cant see how that could have happened unless the ones I put on where poor quality (not poor quality money thats for sure!).
I'm thinking about putting my old discs back on as they have plenty of meat left on them and seeing how I get on. When I got my car MOT'd the tester said that the front left caliper wasnt performing as well as the right one (but well enough to pass) so I'm hoping its nothing more serious. I'm going to swap around the discs and bleed the system and make sure the calipers are all in good order (no leaks). Has anyone ever had anything like this before?. I've whipped the wheels off and spun the discs and they dont appear to be 'running out' but without a guage on them I might not be able to see by eye
Also, I have a right nasty clunk when going over bumps at the minute. I'm going to change both front ball joints I was advised to when it had its MOT but the tester also stated that one of the Mcpherson struts had play in it. The car had new wishbone bushes and all new shocks and springs about 10K miles ago. Where am I looking for the mcpherson strut and are there bushes that can be changed?.
Many thanks!. I really need to get it sorted as the clunks driving me around the bend