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whenever i starting pushing the brakes down when i'm between 60-80 mph, i can feel the brake petal start to violantly shake. it's not horrible but definately noticeable. i checked my fluid and all 4 pads and they are all good; pads have more then enough material. what could be causing this?
 

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Good chance your rotor is warped.
 

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Real good chance, brake down from [nono] for an exit ramp recently?
 

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^^^ Sorry for the specific number, it was arbitrarily chosen, I'll be more guarded with my 3-digit-numbers in the future [;)]

Besides, as a responsible member of the Focus community, I'm positive richiejerzee4lfe would never exceed the posted speed limit, and in hindsight the noted action could therefor not have caused the rotor warping.
 

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Definately warped rotors, same thing happened to me in college. New rotors, no problem now. Check it out. Guarranty thats it
 

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To narrow it down between front and rear at least:
Use the e-brake only to come to a stop.
Then, brake normally without the e-brake.
If you're "smooth" with the e-brake, then it's one (or both) of the front rotors.
If you get the shimmy when using the e-brake only, then it's the rear rotors that are suspect.
 
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