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My 03 expedition shakes when i slow down,mostly on the right this my rotors or front end alignment

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    Bryan Cooper Feb 22, 2009

    thanks i have new rotors and brakes ready to be put on.



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Your rotor either need to be turned or replaced.also have your brake pads checked.

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