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1997 Toyota Avalon Question: Steering wheel shakes violently.

 

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sunchip, 3.0L V6, Henderson, NV, May 27, 2013, 16:10
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When brakes applied at high speed (55mph+) the steering wheel shakes violently. Just had rack and pinion replaced, 4 wheel alignment, steering system flushed. Work done at dealership. Is this brake related, is it normal 'traction control' feature, although it does it on dry pavement. Any ideas?

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    ziptie12 May 27, 2013, 18:03
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    Brake rotors(front) are probably warped. IF this symptom was not present prior to the rack replacement , then the front wheel lug nuts are probably unevenly & over-torqued leading to the rotors warping. Either way the fix would be to resurface(if still within limit for machining) or replaced (with new pads if existing pads are at or below 1/2 life).

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper May 28, 2013, 06:14
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    have brakes insp and ck for warpped rotors

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    sunchip, May 29, 2013, 12:12
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    Thanks to both of you, will have brakes checked.

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