Mechanics

JERKS WHILE BRAKING

2002 Dodge Van

Brakes problem
2002 Dodge Van 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 114, 00 miles

When I brake my van jerks a little. What is causing this? I'm planning on getting new brakes tomorrow.
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Erica30
February 4, 2010.



If " pulsates" would describe it better, suspect warped front brake rotors. They can cause a shimmy in the steering wheel too. Egg-shaped rear brake drums will often cause the brake pedal to pulsate up and down.

Caradiodoc

Caradiodoc
Feb 12, 2010.