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Steering wheel shakes

While braking on the highway the steering wheel shakes right and left quite severe while I feel nothing different in the brake pedal, any ideas?

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  • shahzadomer Oct 03, 2008

    Just bought 2003 Navigator has a same problem

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    buyere2004 Jan 28, 2014

    You simply need to change your 2 front ROTORS and 2 front BRAKE PADS. That will definately solve your problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    the steering wheel shakes and I start to loose power. the only way to fix the propblem is to pull over reeve the guts out of it. i may need to do this several times befor it comes right.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Steering wheel shaking when braking

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    shakes when i slow down and when i reach the speed of 55mpn when I take foot off gas pedal it stop shaking.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    could it be a wheel bearing

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I have actually had my car act like this twice where the wheel shakes and it's really hard to steer. Both times, my issue was that the alignment was off and once that was fixed I no longer had steering issues. So I don't think your issue really has anything to do with your brakes. Have you taken your vehicle through any potholes lately or had an accident? Sometimes those types of things can cause some damage and offset the alignment. Alignment in Indian Trail NC

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My 2004 Navigator did the same thing. The front rotors warp due to the heat caused from stopping such a heavy vehicle. I repkaced the traditional rotors with slotted rotors and haven't had any problems since.

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Sounds like you need a wheel alignment

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I have a 2008 Infinity QX-56 and it shakes terribly when I apply the brakes when driving at highway speeds. It also feels like the suspension is bad when you go over a bump or hit a pot-hole.


Warped brake rotor usually cause high vibration at high speeds. But you can also feel it at lower speeds. But bad ball joints and tie rod end will cause vibration at high speeds. Ball joints will pop at pot holes, sometimes. Tie rods can be felt in the steering wheel at a stop. Move the wheel slightly to the left and right, you can feel/hear a tap as you turn it.

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Steering wheel shakes when brakes are applied at highr speeds like highway...


When your steering wheel shakes at highway speeds when you apply your brakes, this is caused by warped rotors in the front.This is curable by having the rotors machined if they're thick enough or replacing them.Don't forget to install new pads or hardware also.I hope this tip helped!!!!

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I have a noise coming from the left side front wheel are. It is a rattle - took it to a local Toyota dealership who said it was the steering RAC well that was a $1000 mistake because the noise did not...


1) Take car to non dealer shops willing to give FREE opinion

2) Not likely you have a shock in Driver Front wheel, more likely a strut. Not likely strut needs to be replaced, but strut has a STRUT MOUNT (3 bolts of which can be seen when opening your hood) below this it is connected to STRUT BEARING which below it connects to UPPER SEAT OF STRUT or SPRING INSULATOR, that if loose will rattle. Usually, shops will not tighten, because to tighten is same labor as replace the parts. (Since you already dropped $1000 on ToyotaDealer, ask them to tighten FOR FREE since rattle is still there.)

3) There is a part called a "link," connects strut to stablizer bar, that if bushings are bad will rattle.
4) If stabilizer bar bushing(s) bad, will rattle early on but eventually clunking
5) Bad ball joint or tie rod can rattle as well

Never permit any shop to do expensive work on your car w/o first getting a second opinion somewhere else first. Do not tell second shop that you are there for a second opinion.

Shaking steering wheel at highway speed, no braking
1) Bad tire in front, bad tires in front, verify inflation of tires
2) Wheel alignment may be out
3) Front suspension parts (mentioned several above)

Highway speed to suddenly braking shakes steering wheel
1) Front brake rotors need to be inspected for warping
2) Test calipers on empty road at 40 mph, going straight on very LEVEL ROAD, hit brake pedal SOMEWHAT hard while barely touching steering wheel. If car jerks to one side, instead of braking straight on, you may have a caliper, ABS, or brake fluid pressure regulator off.
3) If brake rotors are warped, may as well replace front brake pads at same moment. Use ceramic.
4) When you drive on VERY LEVEL road on highway, steering wheel must be centered, let go lightly of steering wheel. Did car stay in middle of lane? No? Get a 4-wheel alignment.

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When i turn the wheel too far to the left or right the car makes a strange noise. when i brake period the car makes a strange noise. when i am doing 45 mph and up when i start to brake the car starts to...


Well, short of hurting your feelings.

When you brake you hear a strange noise. The sounds brakes may make, should be something you are familair with.

When doing 45 mph plus, the car starts to shake. Now tell me, youv'e not experienced this many times in your life!

Turning left or right could be a worn steering rack,mostly because you never change power steering fluid,or upper strut bearings or any other suspension parts starting to wear. Or, it's just you noticing different sounds, than when it was new.

When you turn the wheel too far to either side,you hear the power steering pump squealing and telling you to stop. Another bad practice.

Now I would conclude, that you need to strip all four brakes off the vehicle and completely go through some sort of brake repair or service. I hope you already figured that.

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does it make any difference turning left or right? like if you are on the highway and changing lanes? does it change pitch? any difference braking or not?? the fr brakes and the wheel bearings need to be checked but you really need to be more specific to narrow the problem down.

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I believe you need your disk brake rotors turned to be true again or have them replaced. Whe you use your brakes a lot and kit puddles of cold water then it will warp the rotors which will cause the violent shaking. You may not feel it in the brake pedal even if it is warped rotors. If you don't think you have warped rotors then you should be very careful driving it because it will probably be in the steering sector arm or the idler arm on the steering shaft.
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Have the brake discs checked, as they may need to be machined or replaced.Also have them check the idler arm and tie rod ends.

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Sounds like your brake rotors.You dont have to feel it in the pedal to get a shake in the wheel.

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