Q: Car shakes after driving for 5 minutes.

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My car starts to shake after I drive for 5 minutes. The brakes are also not strong.

These could be two separate issues, but they could also be related. The brake booster uses engine vacuum to provide braking assist. So, if you are having engine performance problems, you might also have a lack of braking assist. This would result in increased braking effort on the part of the driver. A trained technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose and repair your problem.

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