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I have a 2001 Ford Windstar and the brakes went out on me earlier in the week. I was able to nurse it in to a repair shop. They said the wheel cylinder ruptured. They replaced both rear wheel cylinders, brakes, and drums. I paid over $400, when I picked it up and left I tested the brakes and the van had a terrible vibration. I took it back and they claimed it was from the front and replaced the front rotors and brakes and tie rod ends. another $400. It is still vibrating when I hit the brakes any thoughts. Also now the engine has a miss any ideas what can cause the miss. I am supposed to leave in the morning for a vacation. Any help would be appreciated I am little afraid to go now with the van.

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Wow, thats alot of money to put out, don't see any relation between the engine misfire and the brake work you had repaired, however a vibration in the steering wheel usually indicated warped rotors, be sure they did the work you paid them for and visually inspect your front tires, i have seen ball joints ( i think you have struts though) and choppy front tires also cause this vibration

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The vibration could be caused by the engine missing, or otherwise may well be that the emergency brake adjustment wheel was not properly adjusted when the were reassembling the drum brakes in the rear.
You have been ripped off. The problem your van was having did not call for all of the work which was performed, and even if it had, those prices are absolutely out of line with what an honest repair shop would charge.

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