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Hi. I own a 1997 Subaru Impreza Outback. The steering wheel vibrates upon braking. It is worse at higher speeds. Replaced front brakes and rotors a year ago. Thank you.

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  • eng62rules Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks Joey. I will pull the tires and check them out. I will post you back when I know,

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Good Evening, your problem is a normal wear and tear issue as that over time brake rotors can become slightly warped and the only time you feel it is when you step on your brakes. A normal rule of thumb on those systems is if you feel it in the steering wheel when you step on the brakes it is your front rotors, and if you feel it in your seat it is the rear rotors. Always change your brake pads at the same time you change your rotors to help the longevity of the brake pads. Glad to help.
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Joey

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