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2005 Equinox steering wheel shakes when applying brakes. Have checked brake lining, rotors, rotated and balanced tires and disconnected ASB and nothing stopped the shakes.

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  • joycetrull Jun 30, 2009

    Yes, we have checked the wheel bearings and tie rods for play. In addition, we added a small amount of brake fluid. Today it was raining and I had to go to town. Did not get the shaking when I applied the brakes and only one time did I feel the thump through the brake pedal. Thump is kind of like slowing down on rough pavement.

  • Arnold May 11, 2010

    Have you check the wheel bearings and tie rods for play?

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Have the rotors machined, shaking when braking is an indication of a warped rotor or drum, even though it may look ok, the rotor can still be warped, it would be a good idea to have the rotors/drums machined and new pads installed if the old ones are 4-5/32'nds or lower. that should take care of your shaking when braking issue

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Also be sure to check out the electronic power steering module under the dash. There is a spline shaft that come out of the module. The mating part is held tight with a bolt. On mine i had to loosen it, push the mating part further up and tighten the nut back tight. I was getting a lot of steering wheel shake/shudder after going over bumps and what not. After doing this it stopped for a while. It just started doing it again slightly and I will have to recheck it. it also would do it when i was slowing down to get off the highway which made me think it was the rotors. It wasn't.

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