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?
Steering wheel shakes violently. on 1997 Toyota Avalon
by sunchip in Henderson, NV on May 27, 2013
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by ziptie12 on May 27, 2013
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).
ANSWER by globalhelper on May 28, 2013
have brakes insp and ck for warpped rotors
COMMENT by sunchip on May 29, 2013
Thanks to both of you, will have brakes checked.