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Left front tire shakes when applying brakes.

2003 ford Taurus, 105,000 miles, changed rotors and torqued lugs to spec.

In fact, its also happening on my 2002 ford expedition.

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Exact same thing happened to me. On my 03 taurus and 03 Windstar. It ended up be worn inner tie rod ends. Would reccommend an inspection of bushings, tie rods etc.

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Rotate tires & see if it continues, if not, it's the tire, if still there, have front end checked for loose/worn parts, and re-check front caliper not sticking.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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1999 Taurus/Sable Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc 1999 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 06/25/1998 Disc Removal
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