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my car shakes back and forth real bad when I press the breaks what can it be? on 1995 Honda Civic

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its real bad feels like its gonna shut off and die
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Your discription is vague, vacuum assist brake booster may have a leak, or the vacuum hose leading to it. It can also mean your rotors are out of round, but this will not give you a feeling that the vehicle is about to stall.
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Typically when a car shakes real bad when pressing brakes it is caused by the brake rotors being badly warped. The "feeling like it is gonna die" part throws a little wrench into this theory, but I would start with a good brake inspection.