Steering Wheel "shimmy" when braking
When traveling about 50 MPH or more, when I press on the brake pedal the steering wheel has a terrible "shimmy" (back and forth movement). I've changed the rotors, assuming they were warped, but that didn't help.
I've replaced one wheel bearing that was making noise, but I don't think that helped either. I've noticed now that the other wheel has some play both up and down and side to side.
I think the other wheel bearing needs to be replaced.
Times are tough, and I want to make sure I don't replace parts unnecessarily. I've heard of rack and pinion problems with these cars, but I don't know what the symptoms are for that problem.
Can someone please give me some simple things to look for to determine what'* causing this "shudder" when I press the brakes at anything above 50MPH?