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Shake in front end

The front end shakes when appling the brakes feelsd like the wheels or out of round could this be a warped rotor

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I've always had the rotors measured to see if they can be turned. Usually about $20 tops on each. Sometimes cheaper. Some rotors can be pretty pricey. Turned ones are "Trued" back into spec. I've built and raced 1/4 cars for several years back in the 70's and still my own work. Never once had a problem with turned rotors.
Worth checking into, if you ask me.

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Yes that is a very common feeling in warped rotors, if you feel the brake pedal the pulsing then you defintly have warped rotors, replace rotors and brake pads, never reuse pads when they have been in contact with a warped rotor, they will cause the new rotors to warp also

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Yes. replace rotors and pads and you will be ready to roll.

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