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Why does it shake whenever i let off the gas and shakes real bad when i apply my brakes


If when applying the brakes the steering wheel shakes then your front rotors are warped and at the least need resurfaced and most likely the brake pads replaced. But more likely the rotors are too thin which has allowed them to overheat and warp which causes the shaking. In this case new rotors and pads are in order. If when braking tou feel the shaking in the seat of your pants then most likely the rear brakes are the issue. Same problem as the front, warpage, but your rear brakes are most likely drums. Again, possible resurfacing and new shoes; but more likely new drums and brake shoes.

But I wonder? Did this vibrating just start all of a sudden or maybe after a near accident requiring you to brake very heavily and possibly overheat the brakes. Or my main concern, to keep this from happening again, after pulling some type of trailer that you intend on pulling again. Pulling a trailer without its own brakes puts a much heavier load on your trucks brakes and just repairing them won't keep it from happening again if you ARE pulling a trailer. Higher quality rotors/pads/drums/ and brake shoes can help but if the trailer is too heavy for the truck nothing but installing brakes on the trailer or a lighter trailer will stop you from warping them again.

Lastly, in general when you let off the gas and the whole vehicle shakes the driveshaft/u-joints are common causes. Same with the steering wheel if it shakes when letting off the gas, but only on a 4x4 or AWD vehicle. So check your driveshafts and u-joints and make sure they are tight. But unless you find something obvious there I would wait until you have the brakes sorted out and see if that doesn't stop all the shaking.

Good luck!

Jun 24, 2014 | 1995 GMC Jimmy

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Knocking sound when braking 2007 Nissan quest


You have brake rotors that are warped, replace them and the brake pads.

Jan 17, 2014 | 2007 Nissan Quest 3.5 Minivan

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Car shake when stoping


if shaking is in steering wheel this indicates that the front discs are warped and need skimming or replacing.
if shaking is a pulsing shake from the wheels this indicates a problem with your ABS system.

I hope this was useful.

Dec 13, 2010 | 1984 Buick LeSabre

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2007 camry brakes vibrating


Installing new brake pads on toyota camry solara 2006 front rotors and pads and rear pads. Steering wheel would shake while breaking on 50+ miles per hour speeds. All fixed now.

Jun 22, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Camry

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Brakes are pulsing


new rotors, machine rotors or just a pad slap?
pulsing indicates warpage, is if felt in the steering wheel or the brake pedal? did you do front and rears?
is it drum or all wheel disc brakes?

Apr 13, 2010 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

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Thump sound when applying brakes. No, shaking with steering wheel.


check to make sure you dont have something loose in the trunk or under your seats thats rolling around also check your brakes your rotors may be bad or you have a weak caliper.

Aug 04, 2009 | 2002 Hyundai Accent

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Pulsing sound and feel from wheels


Ok, if the wheel bearing assembly was installed incorrectly the wheel would wobble and you would have a disconcerting feeling in the steering wheel. The rotors have to be within factory specs to be turned safely. What I would do is have the rotors checked with a micrometer and replaced.

Apr 01, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Steering problem


when turning you hear the sound? yes it may be a tie rod, cv shaft and or alignment issue. and as for the shaking... check your tire balance.

Dec 13, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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