When braking in my '98 Sable, the steering wheel jiggles. My dad says I
probably have warped rotors because I used "lifetime" brake pads which
get the rotors a lot hotter than regular brake pads which are softer. I
do trust his judgment most of the time since he ran his own garage for 20
years. But I thought high quality pads meant high quality braking.
I did the front brake job myself. New rotors, new pads, all bolts
torqued to specs. When I first performed the brake job, the braking
performance was flawless. Very smooth braking, all the way to a dead
There have been a few times when I had to brake pretty hard. Seems like
each time that happens, the steering wheel jiggle becomes more
pronounced. It makes me nervous when braking at 50 miles per hour
because the steering wheel jiggles the most at 45 miles per hour.
There's no jiggle when I'm not braking.