What causes the brakes to pulsate and the wheel to shakes when stopping?

Asked by Jun 19, 2013 at 11:44 PM about the 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Ford Taurus X and when appling the brakes they pulsate and the steering wheel shakes.

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Is it your ABS?

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Traction Control taking control...feathering application of the brakes to smooth the stop...only ain't all that smooth~

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Could be old fashioned uneven wear on the rotors requiring a job to the machine shop to put true again~

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How much meat left on the brake pads? 3mm...2mm.---0mm??

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Your rotors either need to be machined (if enough thickness remains) or replaced. Since you feel the vibration through the steering wheel, it is at least your front rotors, if not all four.

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