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Steering wheel vibrates when brakes are applied. What is the cause?

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The front brake rotors have become warped and will need to be replaced. Sometimes you can machine them, but I would suggest replacing them as they are not expensive. Do new front brake pads also, they will have become unevenly worn and it just makes sense since you or a mechanic is in there.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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Hi! Although my collegue has pointed out the possibility of Discs being warped or out of true? Have you thought of the wheel balancing? also have you tried changing the rear wheels to the front? you may have a well imbalanced wheel or a Tyre with a side wall defective i.e. an Egg? (Buldge). Another problem on big tyres is they don't seat correctly, check the beading is settled in fully.
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Paul 'W'

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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It sounds like either warped rotors or grease/oil on the pads. Jack up the front and pull the wheels off. Turn the rotors by hand to see if the rotors turn freely, then drag, then turn freely. If there is no grease or oil on the rotor surfaces, you need to either turn or replace the rotors. The job is a royal pain in the ****, so you may want to take it to a reputable shop.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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i had the same problem in a 2001 avalon. i had the brakes machined and the problem was solved.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Thump when applying brakes. No, vibration from steering wheel.

have you had your under car checked lately ???
take it to local garae get an oil change since they are cheep
once car up in the air tell him the problem they will find it probably and you can call arround for estaments or the parts tell him to look at the bushings they usualy thump if it is a twang then start looking at the springs but they will usualy only twand in turns lock to lock '
also if getting when going over bumps have them look at strut bushings

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SOURCE: 2004 expedition, when brakes applied steering wheel vibrates

check the idler arm on the steering drag link

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