2000 Toyota Camry Q&A

2000 Toyota Camry Question: what could cause steering to shake when brake is applied.

The car's steering shakes when brake is applied in motion. what could be the possible cause? -
Answer 1
You have warped front brake rotors. You need to replace them. -
Answer 2
Front brake rotors are the most likely cause. Determine the cause before replacing parts. Uneven or over-torqueing the lug nuts could be the cause.Extended application of the brakes causing overheating could also cause warpage.Check steering linkage for any play while your there,loose/worn tie-rods may exagerate the vibration. -
Comment 1
How about the fact that the car is 12 years old. Customer needs to replace the rotors. -
Comment 2
Why defensive? He asked "what could be the CAUSE" not just merely what parts to slap on it. My aim is to help FIX the problem , not just temporarily cover it up. Age of car has very little to do with quality repairs.My wifes' 1995 Camry has 287,000 miles on it now with the front rotors last replaced @203,000 in August of 2004 (toyota pads and rotors at same time). No vibration or squeal yet.Driving habits may also be an underlying CAUSE. -