Question about 1995 Ford Taurus
I have a 1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L (non-wagon). When I hit the brakes on the car, it shakes violently and is very prominent in the steering wheel. One garage said it was the front driver side bearing, I replaced that to no avail. The next garage said it was the rear brakes, I replace the rear brakes and rotors also to no avail. I also have a recently replaced front driver side rotor and my front brakes seem to have plenty of life left in them. My step-father thinks it is the front stabilizer bar but the car still seems to handle fine so I'm not entirely sure. The worst of the shaking is around 35-50mph but it shakes very much at almost any speed. The shaking seems to coincide with rotation as the shaking slows as the car itself slows. I should also add that if I am only lightly riding the brakes around 30mph it feels like the brakes are grabbing and letting go and I know that whatever is causing that is what is causing the shaking. I'm not sure if it is the brakes doing that or something else but something directly related to the rotation of the tires is what is causing the shaking and I don't know what it is.
Why did you replace only one front rotor? A vibration in the steering wheel and a pulsation in the brake pedal while applying brakes is 99% of the time warped front brake rotors. On a rare occasion it could be a warped hub flange. I would suggest replacing the other rotor.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Sounds like spindle/axle may be bent!
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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