If your steering wheel shakes when you brake, you probably have an issue with your brake rotors. There are many front-end problems that can cause your steering wheel to shake when traveling at certain speeds. However, if the steering wheel shimmy only happens when applying the brake pedal, the possible causes are narrowed down quite a bit!
When you apply the brakes, the brake pads squeeze the spinning rotors to stop the vehicle. If the rotors are warped, have uneven wear, or have been improperly installed, the brake calipers will vibrate while the brakes are applied. This vibration is transferred to the steering column through the front-end components that the brake calipers are bolted to. This is what causes your steering wheel shake when you apply the brakes!
If the rotors are only slightly warped or unevenly worn, it may be possible to have them machined and straightened out. If the rotors are beyond repair, they may have to be replaced. If the rotors are new or have just been machined, it is possible that they were not properly mounted to the axle.
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Does your car or truck run fine as long as you keep your foot on the gas pedal, but it stalls and dies when you come to a stop light or intersection? This can be a tricky problem to solve because there are several things that could be causing the issue. Finding the cause of the problem takes experienced troubleshooting skills and a working knowledge of your vehicle's air, fuel, and electrical systems.
Here are some things we look at during our troubleshooting process:
For some vehicles, this issue only happens in cold weather. If that's the case, then it is best to try and get it fixed during the cold weather season to make sure that the problem is solved.
Again, there are many possible causes of this issue. It is important to start with the basics and rule out the simple things first, working methodically toward the more complicated causes of the problem.
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This 2006 Mercedes CLK500 slammed into a curb at high speed, and suffered some pretty serious damage. We're going to have to replace the following components:
Good thing this client brought his vehicle to City Auto Clinic! He'll be back on the road again for about 2800 bucks, give-or-take a few dollars. Watch out for those curbs!
We repair transmissions and perform general automotive repair services for all makes and models including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Geo, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
We typically serve customers all over the DFW metroplex, including the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Little Elm, The Colony, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Grapevine, Plano, Allen, Denton, Addison, Irving, Coppell, Richardson, and more! Because of our reputable expertise in high-end, European transmissions, some of our customers even ship transmissions to us from other states!
Our team of independent vehicle repair contractors hasn't always been working at City Auto Clinic, but we've been networking together in the Dallas area for over 20 years. Most of our team was originally contracting for Freddie's Transmission Service at 3234 Samuell Blvd. in Dallas, TX. After many years in the heart of Dallas, Freddie's Transmission Service moved north to 11607 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas, and took the name Freddie's Transmission Service - FixEuro.com. In 2010, Freddie Free decided to pursue other career opportunities, and he closed his business.
We recognized the value of Freddie's great staff and customer base, so we continued to maintain relationships and agreements with all of his former contractors. If you were a previous customer of Freddie's Transmission Service, FixEuro.com, or 1A Body Shop, we want to thank you for your business and we know you'll find the same great service here at City Auto Clinic.