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anrace:
I own a 95 mustang v6 and everything is great on it, but ever since i've had it, when i press the brakes hard, such as slowing to a stop on the 4-lane or goin 40mph or over then coming to a stop, it makes the front wheels shake bad and the steering wheel vibrates. It doesn't sqeak or squeal like it does when your brakes go bad, and the rotors don't have grooves in them or anything, they are good. What could it be?

Soaring:
That is usually an indication that the pads are worn out, or the rotor needs to be turned.  So, if those two things are good to go, you may have the ABS system going south on you.  The only way to be sure of it is to take it to a reputable brake shop. 

airwaves:

--- Quote from: anrace on September 19, 2008, 05:21:40 AM ---I own a 95 mustang v6 and everything is great on it, but ever since i've had it, when i press the brakes hard, such as slowing to a stop on the 4-lane or goin 40mph or over then coming to a stop, it makes the front wheels shake bad and the steering wheel vibrates. It doesn't sqeak or squeal like it does when your brakes go bad, and the rotors don't have grooves in them or anything, they are good. What could it be?

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You need new rotors. They are warped. You can check runout with a dial indicator to be sure. Check the tie rods, especially the inners. Also be sure the calipers are activating evenly. You can tell if the calipers are doing as they should if both inner and outer pads are wearing the same. If one caliper is sticking, that could be your trouble.

archebald23:
this is starting to become a popular issue. ive seen a couple of forums with the same topic on  ford mustang brake. has anyone actually figured out the exact cause of the problem?

Soaring:
Like I said before, the ABS system needs to be checked by a reputable brake specialist. 

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