Mechanics

FRONT END/STEERING WHEEL WOBBLE

2002 Lexus RX 300

Shakes or Wobbles problem
2002 Lexus RX 300 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 72000 miles

I recently noticed that the front end/steering wheel has a shake/wobble to it when I apply the brakes.I had the pads changed with ceramic pads and did not have the rotors turned. They looked fine. Any ideas? The tires seem to have good tread on them.
Avatar
Lekersey
April 20, 2008.



Hey there-

If the steering wheel is shaking and wobbling when you apply the brakes then your rotors are warped. You cant look at rotors to see if there fine, you need to mic them. Replace the rotors, do not turn them, its more expesinve and the warping will come back in a few thousand miles, you will have to check the pads too because when pads wear to warped rotors it will wrap the pads, so for now, just replace the rotors see if that fixes it, it should, if not replace the pads. And never go off of, " they looked fine"

Tiny
Susman28888
Sep 11, 2008.