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I just bought a 96 lasabre and it wobbles, the previous ower said something about it being caused by the brakes or rotors, please help

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  • Darren Scv MC Oct 07, 2010

    Does it do it just when applying the brakes or does it do it when just ridding down the road.

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If you get a pulsation/vibration when you apply the brakes than the brake rotors are warped. If the pulsation/vibration can be felt as your driving without applying the brakes than some common causes could be a tire out of balance, a separated tire, or a bent wheel,

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