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What all could this be a warped rotor or what else it started when I got on the highway and has done it ever since it kinda fades in and out

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Bad tires. If your steering wheel shakes its your front tire. Not then its the back.

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If you purchased the least expensive rotors from your parts house, they tend to not store them properly and cause bigger issues. Have the rotors machined at their expense or replaced at their expense.

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main causes for rotor warpage are heat, mounting surface not clean,improper wheel torque and discount price parts they tend to have less metal

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