Jimmy ... 8/24/2011
2006 Pontiac Torrent Base 6 Cyl 3.4L
why does my steering wheel and front end shake when brakes are applied moderately?
Vehicle has approximately72,000 miles. The brakes front have been replaced twice by the local dealer. Now they want to again. at $400 per job. This is my wife's car and she is a very good gentle safe driver.. The rotors have supposedly been turned . This shaking starts about 2 to 3 months after the brake job.
Spoon Sports 8/24/2011
To determine if the brake vibration is from the front or rear of the car there is an easy check. If you experience steering wheel shakes it is obviously the front rotors that are at issue. If the brake vibration can be felt through the brake pedal or the seat/bodywork of the vehicle then it is a rear brake rotor issue. Obviously you only need to solve the problem on the rotors that are causing brake vibration and NOT the other brakes on the vehicle or you could be back to square one with bed in times etc.