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Shaking while braking at speeds 40 mph +

What would cause my 2004 Chevrolet Classic (I believe it is a car made for rental car companies (etc.) and is very similar, if not identical, to the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu) with 64,000 miles (mostly highway) to shake like crazy while braking at highway speeds. I had this problem with my 02 Cavalier and balancing/rotating the tires corrected the shake. So, I had the tires balanced/rotated on this one. I purchased the car in 2004 with 28,000 miles on it and have not changed the brake pads or rotors, if that helps. I've seen that as a possible answer, but wondered what else it could be or if anyone has had the same problem with the same vehicle. Is this something that needs taken care of right away? Money is tight right now and if I can get by (SAFELY) with putting it off, I'd like to. Any suggestions or answers would be MUCH appreciated! Thank you!

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Check your brakes on front and rear. If need be, you can have them resurfaced without doing the pads. Although, if you're getting the rotors done, might as well do the pads....

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Shaking is normal with anti-lock brake systems. The shake is caused by the car distributing braking power to the wheels back and forth. Try pumping the brakes instead of holding them down.

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Anti-lock brakes mean the car shakes when the brake is applied. Try pumping the brakes.

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First, have your Brakes Checked. Then, have a *Trusted* Mechanic Test-Drive your Car, to Check Front-End Alignment. You may need an alignment done. I would just go ahead & replace the Rotors on the Front of your Classic. If that doesn't work, then get a Front-End Alignment done!!

Posted on May 15, 2008

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