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What makes your 96 Saturn jerk when you press the brakes?

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Answered 2007-09-13 06:48:32

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.

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