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Old 03-07-2014, 10:48 AM
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I have a 95 and around 50mph or over it shakes real bad im trying too fugure out what it is so i dont have too pay 700 dollars for labor.
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Re: 4th gen shaking

Difficult to say...could be a tire with a broken belt, a wheel bent or out of balance, simply bad alignment, or a wheel bearing going bad. Any other symptoms?
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Re: 4th gen shaking

I have a buddie that said get all my tires balanced would that help it?
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Re: 4th gen shaking

No one can say it would help or not, otherwise you might get heated at the results if bad.....

Things that can cause this though are tires being unbalanced, brake rotors, suspension/steering.

Jack your car up and move some suspension parts around see if you notice any abnormal noises when you do so, and then narrow it down to what it is.

Rotors only cost $20 average. And are easy to install.

It never hurts to balance your tires though. So I would honestly start with that, don't hate me if it doesn't fix your issue though. It's just simple maintenance. Because even if you jack your car up to check suspension, chances are your gonna find a whole bunch if gremlins regardless of whether it's causing your issue or not..

Good luck with everything I have this issue but don't really care to much atm, have more pressing issues............
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Re: 4th gen shaking

Need more info to tell you what to look for...
1) does it shake all the time or just when braking, accelerating, or something else?
2)Can you tell where the shake is coming from?
3)Does the speed of the shaking coincide with the speed you are traveling, or with engine speed?
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Re: 4th gen shaking

did it randomly just start to shake?

snow stuck in the inside of the rim and build up in the tread.
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Re: 4th gen shaking

Hey, I'd like to spark this thread because I'm having a similar problem.
Any help would be appreciated

So my problem is that it shakes over 50mph also. I can feel it everywhere, pedals, steering wheel, even the shift knob. Started about a week ago.

Just had a upper ball joint replaced all around about four months ago along with an alignment done. Lowered with tokico shocks and springs about 2 years old. New front axles done at the same time. 95 accord alloy rims.
Let me know if you need anymore info.

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Re: 4th gen shaking

This ought to help;

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Re: 4th gen shaking

I used to have the same problem with my old Daihatsu Charade. I had put the 16x7" wheels off my first car (that I'd written off) on it, turns out I had bent one in the crash and the tire shop could not fit enough weights on it to get it to balance properly. Those wheels were way too big for that car so even at the stock ride height they rubbed constantly, and making the wheelbase nearly square caused all sorts of other handling issues. Anyway, the vibrating was only an issue over around 60mph though, but at this speed it felt like the doors were going to fly off it was shaking so bad.

As stated previously though, ANY part on the drivetrain or steering can cause wheel shimmy, it's impossible to say which part it is without being able to see the car. The wheels and tires themselves seem to be a common one and anyone with a wheel balancer can check it out, it's a good cheap place to start. There are a number of shops (down here at least) that have a wheel/suspension tester, they are generally fairly cheap to get the car tested and can usually pinpoint which component is causing the issue.

My 'lude tends to start shaking pretty bad under brakes after a track day, I first thought it was the brake rotors but it turns out it's because I don't run hub adaptors (from fear of melting them) so the wheels can float a little under stress, a quick re-torquing of the nuts fixes it every time.

You can try rotating the wheels yourself too (mentioned in the stickied thread), if one of the front wheels are bent then moving it to the back should make the vibration less noticeable, or at least move it off the steering wheel.
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Re: 4th gen shaking

It's easy to balance an egg.
Getting it to roll smooth is another issue.
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Re: 4th gen shaking

Right on. Thanks for the info y'all. Going to get the tires balanced and/or rotated ASAP. See how that goes. It's just kind of crazy to me cause I baby the hell out of it and it just came out of nowhere. Guess that's how it goes though.

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