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Question Steering Wheel Shaking Under Hard Braking

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So I thought I'd ask, this has been happening for about a year or two now. When I brake somewhat hard at highway speeds (exiting off and whatnot), my steering wheel shakes. It only happens when I brake moderately to hard, which is not often. Years ago, I had warped rotors and I felt the pulsation in my brake pedal, so I had those fixed. But now, it's more in the steering wheel/the whole car, but not in the pedal, so I don't think it's warped rotors again.

When I'm going slow (coming to a light or something), I feel a slight pulsation in my wheels like there's a flat spot, but I do have a tiny bend in one of my front wheels. But at highway speeds, it's just my steering wheel. Could this be something in my suspension that's worn, or is it probably just my bent rim? I would think that if it's my bent rim, it would happen at most speeds.

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Yeah it's rotors again. Torque your lug nuts.

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Yep rotors. Doing mine next week as well

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And a third diagnosis...warped rotors. :D

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Hello MMcGee,

Sorry to hear you are having this concern with your Cobalt. Do you plan to have your Chevrolet dealership look into this? If so, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.

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That makes me sad. :'( Because I think I got new ones when they were done (not sure), and I don't brake very hard. Like I said though I don't feel it in the brake pedal. Before, when they were warped, I could.

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rotors. you dont have to brake hard to warp them. if the brakes are hot and you go through water, that can warp them. I've replaced mine 3 times. last year i bought some napa ultra premiums. so far, so good! good luck!
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Mine used to do this, only after a few hard stops. Replacing them worked but I switched to the Brembo setup.

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That makes me sad. :'( Because I think I got new ones when they were done (not sure), and I don't brake very hard. Like I said though I don't feel it in the brake pedal. Before, when they were warped, I could.
if you dont know for sure and didnt do the work yourself then my guess the shop probably just, had the old ones turned

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