2000 Honda Accord Car shakes while breaking

Tiny
TFLAKE
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES
I put this under brakes but I am not sure. The car, not the steering, shakes when breaking. It does this when breaking from just about any speed, but is more noticeable when slowing from moderate to high speeds. It's a very quick shimmy, kind of jerky front to back motion as if you were quickly pumping the breakes. At first I though warped rotors, but that should make the steering shake. Then I thought about the ABS module, and pray its not that. What are your thoughts? BTW, tires are about 3 months old, pads are about 6 months old, and the steering does not appear to be out of alignment. It doesn't pull to either side when breaking or driving.
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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 AT 11:45 AM

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Tiny
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Tflake I had the same problem with my 1994 Accord and found that my rotors were warped. Replace them along with new brake pads and this will fix the shaking.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 AT 8:09 PM
Tiny
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Tflake! Ihad the same problem with my 1994 Accord and found out that my rotors were warped. I replaced them and added new pads and this corrected the problem.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 AT 8:23 PM
Tiny
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I have a 2000 as well and the rotors are a problem. DO NOT ever have them turned, replace them. They are so sensitive to heat that causes them to warp.

Also just a heads up on that vehicle for you. IF you begin to hear any rumbling noise that appears to come from the rear end it will likely be the cheap rear bearing going out. They cost about $100 apiece at Honda and are easy to replace.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 AT 11:42 AM
Tiny
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I called the dealer, and they said it was the rotors. They turned them and it's running fine now. By the way, the dealer said to never take the rotors off the car to have them turned. They have a machine that turns them right on vehicle. The dealer also told me they turn the rotors everytime they change the pads. I was changing the pads myself because the dealer charged too much, but if they turn the rotors too, I guess it doesn't seem so expensive.
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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 7:12 PM

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