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

its real bad feels like its gonna shut off and die

by in Boston, MA on October 22, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , October 28, 2011
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.
ANSWER by , October 22, 2011
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.