Sometimes car vibrates at lower speed

Tiny
FARAZ HUSSAIN
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  • 2012 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 40,389 MILES
Hi everyone, I purchased this car used a month ago and its mileage is around 40,400 miles.

In the first week itself, I have noticed Screech sound while taking reverse and then applying brakes. The frequency of hearing this sound is very less.

But three days before, I noticed huge vibration in steering for about three to four seconds while accelerating at lower gear.

And today, I noticed the same problem. The vibration is much greater than before and it happened when I apply brakes. The first vibration occurred when I slowed down in speed breaker and the second happened when I applied brakes during the turn and I was about to lose the control.

So, after noticing these things I went to mechanic explained him everything. Unfortunately, none of the things happened when he took the test drive.

Any idea what is going on with my car? I do not have even basic knowledge to identify where the problem is.

Any help is appreciated.
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Monday, February 6th, 2017 AT 9:39 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Loud screech while braking and vibration while braking both point to the car needing brakes and probably rotors.
It is also possible it has a bad wheel bearing that is allowing the hub/wheel to move around as you step on the brake. To check it you would jack it up and try to move the tire in/out at the top and bottom as well as from side to side.
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Monday, February 6th, 2017 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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Thanks Steve for replying. I will check the things you have told.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 AT 7:19 AM

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