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: Shaky and jittery ride making this car less usable

The rotors on Honda Pilots are prone to getting warped due to heat build up from normal braking conditions. Honda has no recalls or bulletins to fix the issues you have been experiencing. There are multiple aftermarket manufacturers of brake...

Q: Engine cranks but won't turn on and it sputter

It sounds like you might have some engine damage. Knocking noises can be a sign of serious engine issues and it's usually best to stop using the car until you can get it sorted out. With 185 thousand miles it...

Q: Q: Radiator not holding water

Replacing the radiator hoses is a fairly minor job if that is in fact all that needs to be done. Many times, when a car is being sold at a very deep discount, there may be a number of reasons...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...