Q: Above 40mph, steering wheel shakes. Rear brakes replaced 10k miles ago, front serviced at the time. Do I need new brakes or rotors?

asked by on

Above 40mph, steering wheel shakes. Rear brakes replaced 10k miles ago, front serviced at the time. Do I need new brakes or rotors?

My car has 84779 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. Brakes will usually cause a vibration at any speed that they are applied. If the rotors, or drums, are warped bad enough, they will cause the vibration at all speeds. I would lean more toward the cause being tires. You make have a tire that has broken a cord, or even a wheel that has lost a wheel weight. Also, check the tire pressures and look at the tread on the tires to see if there are any telltale signs of them wearing funny. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this issue for you, and make or suggest any repairs as needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Above 40mph, steering wheel shakes. Rear brakes replaced 10k miles ago, front serviced at the time. Do I need new brakes or rotors?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car misfires after distributor, rotors, plugs, plug wires replacements. 1999 GMC Savana 3500

Although the person who serviced your vehicle the first time did not repair the issue, I think he might be correct about the fact that it could be an intake manifold gasket or a fuel pump issue. You may...

Q: My rear tire on the driver side feel hot?

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Honda CR-V. It is normal for tires to get a little warm after driving on the highway. If one tire is warmer than the others, then first check to make sure...

Q: overheating and engine is shaking.

The condition that is causing the electric fans to come on selectively would be caused by the coolant sensor / switch. The sensor / switch is loosing contact connections causing the connections to the fans to cut off making the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...