Mitsubishi Galant Front End Shakes When I Apply The Brakes

Reader Question:

Austin,

I drive a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant with 91,000 miles. When I slow down from a high speed, the front end shakes quite a bit. There is no squealing or grinding associated with stopping, so I’m not convinced it’s worn brakes or rotors, but with 91k miles, i can’t be sure. The only other thing i can think of is that it might be the struts. What is your opinion?
Marc

Hi there Marc

If you step on the brakes and the front end and the steering wheel shake…you need to have your front brake rotors “Trued” machined to make them smooth again, or you might have to replace them altogether if they can not be trued because they are too thin to machine. This is part of a front brake job, so you probably need a front brake job along with the machining.

Blessings,
Austin Davis

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