What makes your 96 Saturn jerk when you press the brakes?
most common reason your car would jerk while on the brakes is
that you have warped your rotors. your rotors are what the brake
pads grab onto to stop your vehicle. they are made of steel,
usually mid-grade, or in some cases low-grade steel. as the rotors
heat up and are cooled rapidly they can become out of round. or if
the rotors are starting to wear thin, they cannot dissipate heat as
efficently as they should, they can warp at this time too. If you
have warped rotors, they reak havok on your brake pads. you will
have to replace all warped rotors and brake pads as a set.