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Old 12-19-2010, 04:24 AM
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very unstable, wave from left to right

hi guys
first time to be on the forum, just bought the 98 base model.

so the problem is when i drive on high way, the car waves from left to right on its own, it is lowered with tein coilovers, (i forgot which ones, they came with the car), i and i just bought a new set of tires. it's really annoying and dangerous .

could it be the suspension that might be blown? or having some issues? the car currently has 150XXX miles on. and the suspension is quite old too.

or could it be rack and pinion?

any one knows what it is?
thank you guys

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:21 AM
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

it could be alot of things...i would first check to see if ur alignment is correct. When it wanders does it seem like ur steering wheel is loose?
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

It's floating like an old Cadillac? Like was already said in the above post it could be numerous things. Wheel bearings being shot caused mine to do that and not only did the vibration when I hit the brakes go away after I had new bearings pressed in but the car stopped floating as well. You could also buy yourself a sway bar for the front and rear. Old shocks will also heavily contribute to that kind of ride.
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

if i'm driving straight, the car drifts to the left, and then to the right, and then it kind of oscillates from left to right. when i drive above 65mph, the motion becomes very obvious, even though i hold my steering wheel tight.


but thanks guys i will go to a mechanic and check out the alignment and the bearings.

then i will report back =]

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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

I have a 92 si but mine did the same thing when my alignment was bad
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

check for balanced tires, alignment, bearings, any loose suspension components
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

Ups said what I was going to say.
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

Lol mine does that too. YAY ebay coilovers (previous owner)
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Re: very unstable, wave from left to right

My integra had that issue recently, just needed alignment & my wheel bearing was bad too
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ball joints
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