its real bad feels like its gonna shut off and die
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1995 Honda Civic Question: my car shakes back and forth real bad when I press the breaks what can it be?
Answer #1ccsmog from Contra Costa Smog and Repair, October 23, 2011, 00:46Journeyman
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.
Answer #2HarbroCarGuy from Harbro Auto Sales & Service, October 28, 2011, 14:44Technician
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.