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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Question: Front of car shakes when applying brakes

 

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Smooth, 3.8L V6, Morrow, GA, September 17, 2013, 21:21
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Every time I apply the brakes going over 40mph, the front of the car shakes. Brakes are fine. Three places I went to said it was the tie rods or just need an alignment but of course want a boat load of money.

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    pushrod September 18, 2013, 03:05
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    Suspect front brake rotors are warped/excessive runout from, possible, improper lug nut torque or torque sequence. Suggest replacement, can be machined/turned. IF still within specs!

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    goodguy September 18, 2013, 03:47
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    Iagree with pushrod. but I wouldnt machine the rotors because the more you take off the rotor the esier it will be to warp again

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    pushrod, September 18, 2013, 05:32
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    Agree 100%~!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13401 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 18, 2013, 06:12
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    sounds like the rotors are warped and need machining

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    ziptie12 September 19, 2013, 06:19
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    maybe it's a combination of both, Get a second opinion from a shop you trust.And ask to see the 'play' in the tie rods before they replace them. A trustworthy shop won't mind showing you .

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