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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone.. I am new here. I am so glad I found this site cause I really need some advice.. I bought my cobolt new in 2006, I have had nothing but problems with it.. I have changed my rotors struts, breaks, had alignment, new tires, new rims.. I am at my wits end.. When I stop or slow down I get a terrible shaking in the steering wheel and I can feel it in the brake pedal. but it doesn't do it if I stop or slow down in a turn. I have taken it to the dealership so much but they always say they cant find anything wrong. Well now I have no warrenty and stupid me didn't purchase the extended one.. Can anyone give me help as to what this might be

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Your rotors could be warped from driving thru large puddles when their hot?
Has happened to me before...Just get them suckers re-surfaced and you should be good.
Just need someone to clarify if that's the problem or not since I'm not totally sure.
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Warped rotors. Mine does this everyday ive gotten use to it.

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Yeah warped rotors mine did it I bought new pads and rotors and it went away
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Do you have aftermarket wheels?

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Mine does the exact same thing. Mostly when I'm slowing down for traffic or something on the highway. I'm glad to see a thread about this, and know that it's a common problem and that I'm not as crazy of a driver as my dad thinks I am! :P

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Hello everyone.. I am new here. I am so glad I found this site cause I really need some advice.. I bought my cobolt new in 2006, I have had nothing but problems with it.. I have changed my rotors struts, breaks, had alignment, new tires, new rims.. I am at my wits end.. When I stop or slow down I get a terrible shaking in the steering wheel and I can feel it in the brake pedal. but it doesn't do it if I stop or slow down in a turn. Can anyone give me help as to what this might be
OK you said you have replaced the rotors, so as long as you did NOT get them replaced at the dealer low chance of warpage. You said you have new rims, did you get and/or install the hubcentric rings on the inside of the wheels? If those rings are not there you wil get vibrations like you described.



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did you get and/or install the hubcentric rings on the inside of the wheels? If those rings are not there you wil get vibrations like you described.
Where do those come from?

And yeah, most likely warped rotors.

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Should have got them from where you bought the wheels. Last two place that I bought wheels from would not install the wheels on the car unless I bought those rings. Learned the hard way on the Balt with the bad shimmy without them, once installed, no shimmy.



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I had the same problem a while back but it just turned out to be some loose lug nuts.

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