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Re: Saturn Vue 2004 model
More than likely you have warped brake rotors. or lack of parallelism in the rotors. you can get them machined if there is enough meat left on the rotor or just buy a new set which isn't all that bad for that vehicle since it's a floating rotor. good luck
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Well i can explain this and hopefully it helps solve some ideas, my brothers saturn has a system that works like a traction control and it applies the brake to either front wheel when the oposite wheel is spinning or slipping. so there is a sensor that detects the wheels loss of traction and it sends a message to computer that tells the other brake to apply. so if you can find out what controls this applying of brakes i bet you will fix this problem and i'm very sorry i cant help any more than this. but ask alot of questions and go to some shops and ask questions, this is also how you meet new people with experience for future problems.
If it is not your brakes, or your rear shoes, being so they have been replaced, you may have a wheel bearing bad in the rear, or you may have a caliper that is not releasing pressure on the slides causing the brake to drag just a little. I think sense it is coming from the rear of the vehicle i am going to lean towards it being a wheel bearing. One more thing you can try, push the emergency or parking brake on half way when you hear the squeak not enough to lock up the brakes but enough so the brakes touch the drum. If the squeak stops then your parking brakes are you culprit!
The vibration is caused by the rotors being warped. Remove the front tires and check the front brake pads. Replace if needed. This is a pretty straight forward job. The rotors are "fall off" rotors and you won't need anything special tool wise.