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Intermittent shaking through the steering wheel

I have started to get a intermittent shaking through the sterring wheel while braking. This happens only about 25% of the time and I am not able to relate it to a certain speed or road condition. I figure its in the braking system, maybe a warped rotor. On other cars I have felt the rotors through the brake pedal, but never through the sterring wheel. What do you guys think?

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Check your ball joints..
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Thanks, my problem was a bad sterring stabilizer.
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How did you find that out? Just wondering because my truck is doing the same thing, and I just figured it was warped rotor, so I would aprreciate it so I could check into something. Thanks

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You might want to also check those ball joints, they are famous for giving you the Death Wobble.

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I jacked the front of the truck and and had no play in any which way. That's why I am confused as to what is giving me a vibration, and that is why i figured it was a warped rotor.

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A warped rotor will always give you that wobble. Check all your tie rods and drag links for play you should find something that isn't right.

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Rotors are bad ,,,most likely seized up slides or stuck rotors

Most likely when they are al ready hot...

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Rotors are bad ,,,most likely seized up slides or stuck rotors

Most likely when they are al ready hot...
Had the very same issue and lived with it until one emergency stop almost shook the steering wheel of my hands.......

I replaced the galled caliper pins with anodized units used lifetime warranty pads and now smooth as can be. I'd go that route before turning rotors. I was very surprised that my rotors were still true but yes they held up!

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