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Unread 05-25-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Shake in steering wheel on deceleration

2007 5spd 4x4 29XXX miles

Sometimes - when I decelerate my steering wheel will shimmy left/right a bit

Also there appears to be a rotational related sound coming from the front passenger side (I believe them to be related)

any thoughts or suggestions as to what might be wrong before I try to explain it to the dumbership?

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Unread 05-25-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like warped brake rotors. Do you feel a pulsation in the brake pedal while stopping?
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Unread 05-25-2010, 12:05 PM   #3
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Yes I do feel it in the brake pedal too
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Unread 05-27-2010, 07:53 PM   #4
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Sounds exactly like a warped rotor. Had that same issue on several vehicles over the years. Usually comes from too hard a stop from too fast a speed. Even anti-lock brakes have their limits. The rotors can actually heat up so quickly that the metal will warp causing shimmy and/or pulling to one side (the brakes will now be out of balance with each other) as well as pedal pulsations. So far managed to avoid that this time around.
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Unread 05-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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the rotors will become uneven with use..its unavoidable..

it can be easily remedied though..but, it ll usually require the
pads replaced and rotors turned..turning is mearly a grinding
procedure to make sure the rotor is trued..

warping can be avoided by following the proper break in period
and procedures recommended in the manual or from the brake shop..

what can also cause warping is fast exposure from hot to cold..
after having to brake frequently the rotor becomes hot and soft..
if you wash your car..a cold spray on the rotors can cause them to
warp if you don t allow time for them cool..happens alot at those
gas station car wash s..people come back after a hard day of driving
and just want to clean up their cars befor returning home..brakes hot, into the car wash..come out and the rotors have warped to a certain
degree..and its only a matter of time befor they start experiencing same
problems as pulsating sensation when applying the brakes

in your case its sounds a little more serious since your experiencing
a strong vibration with having to apply the brakes..
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Unread 05-31-2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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yeah resurface the rotors , As an owner of a 99 WJ and 08 MK I know that senationwhen it gets really bad you get strong forarms holding the wheel straight.
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Unread 05-31-2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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strongly recommended to replace the brake pads as well..they and the
rotors are already experiencing uneven wear..by not replacing the pads your going to be putting an uneven wearing pad surface on a trued rotor..back to
square one again..
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Unread 07-06-2010, 04:20 PM   #8
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I had the same and it was fixed with new discs. They probably could have been turned but the work was done by the dealer$hip and they said they had to be replaced (at my cost) to maintain the warranty
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Unread 07-22-2010, 06:14 AM   #9
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Finally got it in to the dealer

they replaced the lower control arms under warranty, and also turned the rotors, and replaced the pads on the front.

They also said I needed new tires at all the corners (not surprising given they are the crappy Firestones that came with it) - I have a new set of Yoko AVID ENVigor's 225/60R18's waiting to be mounted and balanced now
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