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What makes it shakes

When I stop it shakes real bad like the engine is shaking, I hold on to steering wheel, just to hold on it I like to know what it is

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Sounds like bad brake pulsation, meaning warped rotors. When rotors are warped , they push the caliper piston in and out ,causing the brake pedal to pulsate and shake the steering wheel. I would start with replacing the front pads and rotors, and if you have drum brakes in the rear, have those cleaned and adjusted for a more balanced braking system.

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