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Breaking At High Speed Question

Old 20-Sep-2003, 03:06 AM
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Breaking At High Speed Question

Well basically when im at a high speed (100km/ +) and i start to break the steering wheel shakes a bit . This started happening a couple of weeks ago and thts all ive been thinking about since. Can someone tell me whts wrong with my car please. I also checked my break pads front and back and break pads are still good .....

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Old 20-Sep-2003, 03:26 AM
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Do you feel it through the steering wheel, or do you feel the pedal pulse up and down?
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Old 20-Sep-2003, 03:29 AM
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Brake rotors are porb. begining to warp.
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Old 20-Sep-2003, 03:31 AM
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That's what I was thinking.
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beat you to it
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Originally posted by PULOVR
Do you feel it through the steering wheel, or do you feel the pedal pulse up and down?
That's why I said what I said. I was already thinking this......but there are other things that can cause it....like loose ball joints.



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Old 20-Sep-2003, 04:03 AM
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i feel it through the steering wheel thnx for the replies these replies will really help me

and also how can i check for loose ball joints??
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Old 20-Sep-2003, 04:04 AM
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and also howmuch would it cost me to buy new rotors? all around was going to change to a cross drilled and slotted rottors? wht brand do you guys prefer?
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Old 20-Sep-2003, 04:34 AM
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most likely warped rotors ... but to elimate the possibility of ball joints is there any play in your tires with them on the ground stopped.... can you shake them in directions they are not suppose to move in and if there is play then in what direction?

also have you had brake work done recently? if so did you properly seat in your brakes....?
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Old 20-Sep-2003, 05:00 AM
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nah havent got a break job recently yet i will check if there is some play on my tires tommorow but i just put new rims on if that would help? maybe rims costs this shake? but i recently just balanced it at my uncles shop so i dont know ..
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Old 21-Sep-2003, 12:35 AM
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Rotors costs $79.99 each at most Honda dealers.
Sounds like warped rotors. You can save money and get it machined though.
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warped rotors, replace them and they'll be fine. Same thing happened to me
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Old 21-Sep-2003, 11:16 AM
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Id be willing to bet thats the problem
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Old 21-Sep-2003, 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by twinbros
Rotors costs $79.99 each at most Honda dealers.
Sounds like warped rotors. You can save money and get it machined though.
You pay that much for Honda rotors?


TCC paid members, pay less than that.
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And depending on how warped it is, you might not be able to machine them 95% of the time.
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hm.. lol i had the same prob too..... and now i know!! sweet!!
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Old 22-Sep-2003, 05:13 AM
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thnx alot for the help !!! i got my rotors machined and now shaking is gone THANKS ALOT =) =)
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