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The brakes pulse when braking my 2009 Lincoln MKX?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Leanne, I suggest a brake inspection, you may be in need of new brake pads and rotor resurface or replacement.

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Greetings Leanne, When you feel the brakes pulses when braking, this could be an indication that the rotors are warped due to over heating. When the brake pads squeeze the rotors to stop the wheel, the friction causes heat, and if the rotors are thin, this heat can cause the rotors to warp. this would cause the rotors to wobble between the pads while they are squeezing the rotors to stop the wheels - which would cause the brake pulsation. I highly recommend you take it into the nearest 'AskPatty.com certified female friendly repair shop to have your brakes properly diagnosed to make sure there are no safety issues.

Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection Leanne Sounds as though your rotors are warped and need turning. Have them checked, and the pads while they are there.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at Rear rotors are warped

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