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Break pedal vibrates when braking

Usually happens going down hill and if over 30mph

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Does the steering wheel also shake when you put on the brakes if so it sounds like you're rotors are warped and you will need a brake job

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well all clues lead to the master but if you replaced it then that opens another can of worms...

when you push on your break petal a series of evens happen

the break boost assistants you in pressing the petal
the master cylinder plunger forces fluid around the break system and to each caliper/drum

you have to see if you got a re manufactured master ore a brand new one.. the problem sounds like the plunger in the master is allowiungnfluid to go past it.. faulty master,,,

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