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1997 front end shakes when braking

I have to replace my breaks about twice a year or more. When you begin to brake the whole front end shakes so bad it seems like it's going to fall off . What child be causing this.

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2012

    Your asking for someone without the car to road test & examine to guess for you. You also want to do half the job or as you say solution in order to resolve. I t doesn't work that way & when you don't do all your own work then a $100 job for parts can get expensive

  • don-ohio Dec 30, 2012

    Probably the stabilizer bar system has a broken component,letting the McPherson come rearward a little and taking away your camber.Been there...suffered that!!

  • don-ohio Dec 30, 2012

    You see,when you hit the brake,the axle naturally will try to come backwards,but the stabilizer(sway) bar holds it forward to keep your camber correct while stopping and accelerating. don-ohio (:^)

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Brakes only require machining & such about every 3 years

I do take them apart once a year --to remove rust,inspect & lube,
as a perfectionist-- I say.

So you need a new brake guy

Answer is::: Very poor & sloppy-- who knows what has been
done to your brakes

Next was anything or I should say the complete front suspension,
drive axles,motor & transaxle mounts,struts,everything under there
every checked for worn parts.

I don't want to say you neglect things, but you need to be pro active
& really know what is done, when you ask for a service & pay for your
questionable services

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

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SOURCE: 1997 Mercury Sable thumping in front end

try to replace the wheel bearings.

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