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Steering whell shimmies when brakes are applied

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  • williamdwyer Jul 30, 2008

    Thank you for the information, It confirms what I thought wast the problem.

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. What size is the lock nut that hold the bearing set and rotor on. If I measured right, its about a 52-54MM Any ideas?

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A common problem with brakes are the rotors warping,which causes a vibration when applying the brake pedal.The brake pads,clamp down on the brake rotor,which slows the vehicle,and in the process,both items are subjected to very high temperatures.This is what causes the rotors to warp,which in turn creates the vibration you feel.Best solution is to replace the rotors and pads,with new.The calipers,which hold the brake pads,should be checked by the technician to make sure the piston is working properly,and not leaking.The rubber hoses should also be checked,no cracks or leaks,etc.Good luck.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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It sounds like either warped rotors or grease/oil on the pads. Jack up the front and pull the wheels off. Turn the rotors by hand to see if the rotors turn freely, then drag, then turn freely. If there is no grease or oil on the rotor surfaces, you need to either turn or replace the rotors. The job is a royal pain in the ****, so you may want to take it to a reputable shop.

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SOURCE: 1992 Accord - Car shimmy when braking

no what it mite be is the rotors are probly worped you need to replace them

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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