My car has a very bad vibration where it shakes.

Tiny
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  • 2001 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 315,000 MILES

My car has a very bad vibration where it shakes not only the car but myself as well from about 35 mph up until 60 mph. This happened when I just got on the interstate and when it started vibrating, I thought it was a flat I pulled over and nothing was wrong. I got back on the interstate and it was doing again I punched the gas pedal down and when I got up to about 65 mph it leveled out where it wasn't vibrating. When I pulled into work parking lot and got out of car it had a burnt smell like the smell of an emergency brake if I was to leave it on while driving. The ER brake was not on so I wouldn't think it would be that. Can you help me with what you think this may be?

Thank you.

Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 2:14 PM

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Tiny
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  • 20,565 POSTS

You may have a brake caliper locking up. You need to get it in and have it inspected ASAP. I wouldn't be driving it that way.

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 2:48 PM

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