Swaying back and forth? on 1996 Lexus LS400

I have a 1996 lexus ls400 and when im driving and touch the brakes, it sways back and forth like a fish in the water trying to swim. the fron suspension is worn out but i do not think the shocks would make it do that. what else could it be? its like some kind of bushing is out im guessing but i am clueless. any one with any kind of feedback that can E-mail me what they think, plz feel free!! (bori9683@students.sjvc.edu)thanks so much.

by in Bakersfield, CA on July 28, 2010
1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by on July 28, 2010
If you get a shudder when braking, this is often warped rotors in need of replacement or resurfacing. You may also have a suspension problem, especially if your car came with fancy air suspension. When that goes out, you can end up with swaying and looseness. This will requirement strut replacement--very expensive for OE parts, and I've heard many owners go with a traditional replacement part, rather than air.
COMMENT by on July 28, 2010
ya its the stupid air suspension type. im going to get the coil over conversion all around. the guy i got it from took the car to a frame shop and they told him it was a thousand dollar part, but never told me what it was, hopefully once i get the kit, it stops.
COMMENT by on July 28, 2010
5 will get you 10, that's the issue, and that'll be the fix.
COMMENT by on July 28, 2010
I'm sorry, I'm a lil confused with "5 will get you 10, that's the issue, and that'll be the fix."