Easy step by step guide how to repair an automotive steering wheel that shakes,
this information is listed in order of popularity and pertains to most vehicles.
Difficulty Scale: 4 of 10
Before starting inspections or repairs, park the vehicle on level ground, lift
it safely using jack stands, transmission in park and the emergency brake set.
Step 1 - When brake rotors become warped due to
heat from heavy braking, the steering wheel will shake as the brakes are applied.
To check for this problem rotate the brake rotor by hand, the rotor should move
freely without hard spots, to fix this problem the rotors must be replaced.
Step 2 - When a tire is out of balance it can make
the steering wheel shake at highways speeds. Tire maintenance includes balance and
inspection for defects and cord separation. Tire's are manufactured in layers which
can be become weak and separate internally causing the front end and steering wheel
to shake when the brakes are applied driving down the road.