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Both front tires leaving tread marks on pavement at slow speed

Came to a grinding halt with a very loud bang causing vehicle to shudder. Proceeded forward leaving tire tread marks with both front tires

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    Adam May 11, 2010

    What is the problem you are having. The shudder was probably the ABS systems. The tire marks are just from rubber that was shaved off your tire and left on the pavement.

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Sounds like tie rod or ball joints

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