Steering wheel shakes on braking.

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Old 12-03-02, 09:04 AM
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Steering wheel shakes on braking.

'97 Geo Metro LSI, 118k miles. While braking from highway speeds the steering wheel shakes/vibrates. Is this an alignment/brake/balance thing? How can I determine the problem if there are a few possibilities?

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Old 12-03-02, 09:52 AM
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Likely warped brake rotors. Resurface or replace as needed.
 
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Old 12-03-02, 09:52 AM
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Probably warped rotors if vibrating only when braking.
 
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Old 12-03-02, 10:12 AM
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Warped rotors.

Thanks guys! I'll check that out and let yall know. Now if I could just find out how to look even remotely cool while driving a Geo Metro..............
 
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Old 12-03-02, 01:30 PM
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dont worry about being cool

It also sounds like warped brake rotars you can get a dial indicator and mount it on a stand and check for runout.Dont worry about looking cool just put on some cheap sunglasses and you are there.
 
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Old 12-03-02, 01:37 PM
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Replace the rotors at this point. Front drive rotors warp like bad records and cutting them ruins them more.

Get good US or Canadian made replacements and be done with it.
 
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Old 12-05-02, 09:02 AM
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shakey wheels

to make a long story short replace rotors and bearings .problem solved
 
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Old 12-06-02, 08:24 AM
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my sister used to have an early 90's geo metro with the same problem. she had the same problem with the rotors and had them turned instead of replaced. the problem returned within 3 months i believe. so i would suggest replacing them.

also on her car the rotors were pressed on, instead of using a nut and cotter pin like every other car on the road. she had to call a half dozen shops before she found one that had the correct tools to take of the rotors. something to think about.
 
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