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Q: Steering shimmying while braking.

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Steering wheel shimmies when I brake at highway speeds. My guess is it is something related to the bushing or brakes.

A: The shimmy you are feeling is the brake rot...

The shimmy you are feeling is the brake rotors are warped. I would recommend you have your brakes completely inspected for problems and replace all defective brake parts. The most common fix would be to replace the rotors and brake pads.

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