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JERKING WHEN IM SLOWING DOWN ON THE BRAKES IT JERKS WHAT CAUSES THAT?

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It sounds like your brake rotors are warped (out of round), this would cause a pulsating or **** type feeling when using the brakes. Having the rotors 'cut' (an auto shop puts the rotor on a lathe that cuts the surface perfectly smooth on both sides) should cure this. Check the cost though, rotors are quite inexpensive, and it may be cheaper to just buy new ones. I believe the charge in my area is approx. $18 to cut a rotor. countrycurt0

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1: brakes locked up. or bad.
2: engine jerks
3: transmission jerks.

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keep in mind, not one person here can drive your car. and see that.

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