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Old 01-27-07, 10:58 PM
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Question high speed vibration

Hi,

I just purchased a 1988 honda prelude 2dr si, auto. There is quite the steering vibration when you hit 85km & up over 100. Any suggestions for me?
thanks a lot!

Thank you everyone for advise. We did get new tires and there is no mre vibrating! There is though a torn right CV, and a cracked left, it is old, so things will be wrong, as we did purchse this for our daughter to drive around. And it does has some rust around tires.
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Old 01-28-07, 12:33 AM
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would probably start by checking the tires and wheel balance and then go to an alignment shop if its not tires or wheel balance.
 
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Old 01-28-07, 05:15 AM
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Unless you have access to the Autobahn or a closed race course, slow down. You risk your life and the lives of anyone around you.
 
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Old 01-28-07, 05:32 AM
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Bill, I think you missed that he is going Km that equates to 52 - 62 mph.

I would agree to get the tire balance checked.
 
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With brakes applied or no????...........If No check your wheel balance and the condition of your struts and front end...........If yes, check your rotor thickness and pad condition, repair as necessary
 
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Old 01-28-07, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Just Bill
Unless you have access to the Autobahn or a closed race course, slow down. You risk your life and the lives of anyone around you.
Hi Bill,

Our roads go up to 110 km per hour, highway driving, what are you talking about? I did'nt know doing the posted speed limit kills!
 
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Old 01-28-07, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by wrench47
With brakes applied or no????...........If No check your wheel balance and the condition of your struts and front end...........If yes, check your rotor thickness and pad condition, repair as necessary
Hi,

Just on our local freeway, with o brakes, just starts about 80 km/hr. and through to 110. I hope it is just tires and not maybe CV joints as I read in the honda manual possibly.

thanks!
 
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Old 01-28-07, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by mattison
Bill, I think you missed that he is going Km that equates to 52 - 62 mph.

I would agree to get the tire balance checked.
Thank you for your staighting Bill out. If I were going slower I would be the hazard. We are in canada at canadian KM.

thank you for you help!
 
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As said before it could be a front brake problem. A caliper piston hanging causing the brake pad to remain in contact with the rotor. This will cause the front wheels to shimmy. Most of the time the shimmy would be violent. You could check this by driving the car say 1KM and come to a stop using very little or no brake by down shifting. Then feel the front rims near the center for excess heat. Be carefull it could be very hot. If this is the case one rim will be much hotter than the other.
 
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Old 01-29-07, 03:51 AM
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My apologies for shooting too guickly. Also check for bent wheels, this is easily checked when balancing.
 
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Old 01-29-07, 04:22 AM
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And the cv's WOULD also be a candidate, especially on an '88 if they're original.
 
 

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