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When i brake at 50mph the vihicle shakes real bad It doesnt feel like warped rotors it feels like the abs is not working properly. Is there a quick fix like pulling the fuse for the anti lock system so i can tell if it is the abs or warped rotors?

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There are some driving tests you could try. If there is an ABS problem it is not common for the system to be effected by rotor temperatures, so if the shake comes & gets worse the more you brake than it is a rotor. 99% of the time a brake shake is a wharped rotor. Also, most of the time the brake pedal will get noticeably harder if the ABS is kicking in.
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If your fuse box has a fuse for the ABS system, then you can pull it out and retest your vehicle. If shaking continues, have your tires and wheels properly balanced. Check tires for humps or deformations, better yet, ask if possible to borrow a couple of tires and rims (that fit your car) from someone that you know has no shaking problems and retest your vehicle. Warped rotors are the last thing to look at when problems like this arise, but are not uncommon.

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