Q: Truck shakes violently while braking

asked by on October 15, 2016

Hello,my truck shakes while applying pressure on the brake pedal on speeds over 45 MPH, took it to my local tire shop 3 months ago and they put new brakes (new rotors, brake pads, piston) then one week later ,the truck would shake again,so i took it back and they changed everything again and they told me that it might not be the brakes, so now after 3 months with this problem im desperate to fix this any ideas?

My car has 162000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Wheel Bearings Replacement $94.60 - $550.03 Get a Quote
Car is shaking or vibrating Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

This may be a sign of worn out or failing wheel bearings. When this happens, this can cause a vibration usually opposite the defective side. When this happens, commonly this is a result of metal on metal contact inside the bearing housing. This can be a very dangerous situation that will get worse with time in some cases leading to the bearing eventually seizing up which may cause an accident. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your hone to take a look at your truck to more specifically diagnose the shaking and repair.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

Harsh brakes, almost lock up when pressed

Pedal effort is often a very subjective measure, although there are generally accepted standards provided by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) when developing a new vehicle. Many small cars and light trucks may have a soft or “over-boosted” feeling...

Cabin air filters on a 2010 Altima

Most of them actually do come with some kind of the tray. Maybe yours is lost and you need to get another one. But they do generally have arrows this side up or air flow downwards that show you which...

Car lunges forward when gear is engaged

Hi there, thank you for writing about your 2010 Audi S5. There is a software update for the transmission/clutch controller that is supposed to correct this problem. Check with your Audi dealer for this fix. If you want to have...

My truck started to vibrate, lose power, etc.

Hi. When your Check Engine Light is blinking during acceleration, this usually means that the engine is misfiring in more than one cylinder of the engine. The by the engine misfiring, it causes the computer to adjust how the engine...

Brakes issue

The squealing might be due to the brake bad wear indicators contacting the rotors. That noise alerts you to the need to install new brake pads. Regarding the cost, there are a few variables affecting the cost. If you are...

SUV rollback - 2015 Buick Encore Automatic

One alternative for the "hill rollback" problem would be to hold the brake pedal with your left foot, use your right foot to press the accelerator, then release the brake as the vehicle moves forward. The visibility issue is a...

buying for 22,000.00

That is a very tough question to answer without being able to see the vehicle first hand. That is a lot of miles, but if it was mostly highway miles, that isn't so bad. If it was a lot of...

Super unhappy with the quality of the interior

This is a very common problem with this generation Highlander. Toyota is well aware of the issue and there is an open recall for this specific problem. In order to properly resolve this issue, contact your local Toyota dealer, describe...

When i slow down my GMC Envoy shuts off and makes a humming noise like a toy car, told to replace the engine, noise is still there

If the humming noise occurs when the car is stationary with the engine on at any RPM, then it is engine or transmission related but the noise could originate from an accessory drive on the engine. However, if the noise...

Related articles

How to Get Buick Dealership Certified
GM/Buick car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and GM.
How to Break in Brake Pads
Having new brake pads and rotors installed happens on a regular basis. Once those brake pads and rotors are mounted, it is...
What’s the Difference Between Drilled and Slotted Brakes?
Brake Brake rotors are a fundamental part of a vehicle’s braking system. They’re a simple system, but made up of many different parts. The driver applies the brakes by pressing on the brake pedal, which signals the rest of the...