Q: Sevear steering wheel vibration when brakes are applied.

asked by on

I have a 2005 Toyota Avalon with the V-6 auto trans. It has 88,123 miles on the car. Started getting a vibration about one month ago in steering wheel when brakes were being applied. Put 4 new tires and front rotors and pads on car. The vibration is much worse. I looked under car and noticed grease or oil splatter on right front half shaft shaft. Nobody mentioned that when tires, brakes and oil work was done. Could I have a half shaft failure or tie rod or ball joint failure? The problem only occurs when appling brakes.

My car has 88123 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The rotor may have gotten grease on it which will cause the brake vibration. Have the rotors cleaned and resurfaced or replaced after the axle is replaced. The grease on the new rotors would cause them to warp. A qualified mobile mechanic can come to your home or office to run a diagnostic inspection of the shaking to confirm the issue, and recommend the best path to repair.

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. Sevear steering wheel vibration when brakes are applied.

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: How do I change the settings for the unlock door function?

When the electronic key is on your person, you can unlock your car’s doors by pressing the sensor on the back either front door handle. The default setting makes it so that you can unlock all of the doors by...

Q: Engine keeps misfiring on humid days

The humidity in the air will also affect the air pressure around your vehicle. When air pressure is affected, engine vacuum is also affected. The engine's positive crankcase ventilation system relies on engine vacuum to function properly. If the engine...

Q: Why does my car not move in reverse 2001 Toyota Avalon

Hello. If the car will work fine in drive and all other gears, but it will not move in reverse then reverse gear has more than likely failed. That is the most common gear to fail first in this transmission....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.