why causes steering wheel to shake when I apply brakes?

Asked by Oct 20, 2015 at 06:56 PM about the Hyundai Elantra GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the driver side front control arm on my 2001 elantra broke while turning a
corner at low speed. I had the control arm replaced.the axle rebuilt.the tie
rod replaced and a four wheel alignment done. Now the steering wheel
shakes when I apply the brakes.Any ideas? All work was done by dealer.
The tech told me the rear rotors and pads need to be replaced which I will
do myself.Could the rotor or caliper be damaged from the control arm
breaking?

2 Answers

22,310

If dealer told you the steering wheel is shaking because the rear rotors need to be replaced do not take your vehicle back to them because they do not know what the are doing. If steering wheel shakes when the brakes are applied most likely the front rotors or warped. Could also be a seized caliper piston or collapsed brake hose but i would start with the front rotors first.

1 people found this helpful.
1,735

it usualy comes from the front brake rotors

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Hyundai Elantra GT Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    100
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    80
  • #2
    firebird338
    Reputation
    80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra
454 Great Deals out of 48,945 listings starting at $1,700
Used Mazda MAZDA3
263 Great Deals out of 25,352 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
383 Great Deals out of 47,957 listings starting at $250
Used Honda Civic
414 Great Deals out of 49,826 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Accent
251 Great Deals out of 12,830 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Focus
393 Great Deals out of 80,941 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Corolla
625 Great Deals out of 67,264 listings starting at $1,460
Used Hyundai Elantra Coupe
12 Great Deals out of 241 listings starting at $5,988
Used Hyundai Elantra Touring
10 Great Deals out of 282 listings starting at $850
Used Kia Forte5
19 Great Deals out of 1,527 listings starting at $4,500
Used Hyundai Veloster Turbo
29 Great Deals out of 1,056 listings starting at $6,950
Used Hyundai Veloster
54 Great Deals out of 3,401 listings starting at $4,214
Used Honda Accord
585 Great Deals out of 104,730 listings starting at $1,225
Used Chevrolet Cruze
501 Great Deals out of 62,688 listings starting at $2,467
Used Hyundai Genesis Coupe
28 Great Deals out of 1,004 listings starting at $5,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.