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Just got a new intrepid on Monday. My only complaint is that when I brake at higher speeds the steering wheel shakes back and forth. Can someone tell me why it might be doing this? I know nothing about cars:( Thanks!!!
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Explained a little more, your rotors are warped, from getting to hot. Have them replaced and it should fix your problem.
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Just got a new intrepid on Monday. My only complaint is that when I brake at higher speeds the steering wheel shakes back and forth. Can someone tell me why it might be doing this? I know nothing about cars:( Thanks!!!
I'll second the rotors, but could also be sticking calipers, bad ABS module, low brake fluid level, bad wheel alignment... there are quite a few things that would cause vibration like that while braking... you should get it checked, or roll up your sleeves and dive in... (if your new to cars, get someone you know to help you...)
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could also be a broken belt or a shifted belt in the tire
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I'm gonna go with the consensus on brake rotors here. If you decide to change them.........R1Concepts on ebay is a great seller. Very reasonable too. $220 for a full set of 4 cross drilled and slotted rotors + pads SHIPPED to your door. If you change rotors, you SHOULD change pads as well at the same time. Not good to replace the rotors and not the pads.



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rotors, or belt in your tire. if it only does it while braking. Mine had a little vibration at highway speeds as well, and it was rotors and balancing.
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could also be a broken belt or a shifted belt in the tire
Thats what I'm thinking too. Had this happen on my car.
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Thanks guys!!! I'm gonna go get my brakes and rotors checked out first thing in the morning. It's been driving me nuts since I bought the car.
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I'm gonna go with the consensus on brake rotors here. If you decide to change them.........R1Concepts on ebay is a great seller. Very reasonable too. $220 for a full set of 4 cross drilled and slotted rotors + pads SHIPPED to your door. If you change rotors, you SHOULD change pads as well at the same time. Not good to replace the rotors and not the pads.
Thanks a bunch for the ebay tip. That def. comes in handy since im broke at the moment. Any idea how much it would cost to have someone put them on for me?
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Thanks a bunch for the ebay tip. That def. comes in handy since im broke at the moment. Any idea how much it would cost to have someone put them on for me?
They're really not that hard to do yourself ... If you can operate a c-clamp and jack you'll have it done in no-time. But to get someone to do it can get costly, especially for all 4 wheels.
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They're really not that hard to do yourself ... If you can operate a c-clamp and jack you'll have it done in no-time. But to get someone to do it can get costly, especially for all 4 wheels.
:laughing: LOL....I don't even know what a c-clamp is. My bf may be able to do it but I dont know that I trust him enough to let him do it.
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:laughing: LOL....I don't even know what a c-clamp is. My bf may be able to do it but I dont know that I trust him enough to let him do it.
nice:icon_cool Thats what guys are for according to my girlfriend... to keep her and the car running nicely.
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nice:icon_cool Thats what guys are for according to my girlfriend... to keep her and the car running nicely.
I say that to my bf all the time!!! I was spoiled by an ex-bf who took care of my car for me.
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My vote for rotors also. Drilled and slotted will reduce your pad life. I had a set on my wife's LHS and the pads were worn down in 9 months. There job is to keep gases off the pads, expell heat and cut the pads for a fresh surface. Perfect for a race car but overkill on a driver.

I just threw a set of Wagner Thermoquiets and Monro rotors on it last week. These are high quaility rotors. Smooth, quiet and no shaking.
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