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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-10, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help. My front end begins shake (feel it in the steering wheel) when I brake. I just replaced the tires, had them rebalanced again, had the front end aligned. The brakes are barely a year old. Visual inspection of rotors seems ok?? Any thoughts on what the problem is?
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Re: front end shaking

Sounds like rotors are warped. Take em off and have them checked and turned.
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Re: front end shaking

If this is not the problem, any thoughts on what else it could be?
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Re: front end shaking

You say it happens when you brake, more than likely that's going to be your problem. You can't see if a rotor is warped by visual inspection, it has to be put on a lathe.
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Re: front end shaking

You can try swapping the wheels (front to back), and see if that changes anything, as jwko mentioned, it's more than likely warped rotors.

Just a thought, but if you find yourself braking hard when going downhill, shift the transmission into a lower gear for longer decents to save the brakes. As in almost anything automotive - heat is your enemy.

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