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Front end wobbles after highway speeds and brakes/bearings are hot. Very pronounced when braking after a few minutes at highway speed. Had original rotors turned. Helped, but then had them replaced with new rotors. After 5000-10000 miles now the same again.

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I have had the same problem ever since I bought my 4runner new in 99. I've tried all kinds of tires, constant balancing, rotations, alignments, brakes, you name it, I even have a new front end now, but still have wobble in the front end. It's acts like having loose tie-rod. NoOne can figure it out. LEMON?
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Using cheap pads(not o.e.)will have the same effect.warped rotors every time........(they are not asbestos anymore......)

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