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Taurus has a vibration and rubbing when brakes are on

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Usually vibration while braking means he rotors are warped and u need to replace or cut [rotors are cheap enough that replacement is usually recommended -but also with front wheel drive vehicles a bad hub[wheel bearing]or cv axle can cause a vibration / noise from front

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The brake rotors are warped.. its nothing major, but need turned by a machine shop, or replaced... they are cheap to replace and that is usually the best bet...

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