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The front end shakes when i apply the brakes - 1997 Ford Windstar

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The brakes have been disassembled,cleaned
of all rust and the rotors and pads are okey ?

You did that once a year?

Flushed brake fluid every 2 years?

Checked for worn suspension parts?

Didn't hit something ?

Drive axle joints and motor & transaxle
mounts are good ?

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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Rotors are warped-- either have cut or replace

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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SOURCE: when i apply my brakes on my 98 contour the front end shakes

Sounds like you have bad brake pads or rotors ..if you are not mechanical take them in somewhere ......if the brake pads are left too long the metal will wear away the rotors and then it all needs to be replaced....hopefully just the pads need replacing but it sounds like if it is shaking that bad rotors are gone too. usually the pads will make a sqeaking sound when the get to worn so you know that they need replacing.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: WHEN I APPLY BRAKES FRONT END SHAKES

A few possibilities
1. Front disc's may be warped
2. Rear drums may be out of shape
Easy way to check gently pull the handbrake lever when going forward if the drums are out of shape you will feel vibration through the lever.
3. Front wheel bearings may have excessive play
4. Suspension component(s) worn
wishbone bushes are a common failiure on Escort's
Hope this helps
Best wishes

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Front end shakes bad when I brake

You May Have A Bad Hub Bearing, Make sure The hub is Completely Free of Rust The rotors Must Have A Clean Surface To Assure No Runout.

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