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Old 24 May 2004, 07:25 pm
Jonathan Upright
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Default Wheel Hopping

When I am decelerating from a higher rate of speed (anything 60MPH or over)
my right front wheel starts "vibrating" wildly, depending on how hard I
brake. If I brake very softly or really hard, it doesn't do it...it's just
with a medium amount of brake pressure. I know that the wheel is "hopping"
because I can feel it lose traction for a fraction of a second if I'm
rounding a curve while braking. Is this a bad strut or a warped rotor? Any
ideas? (1990 Civic LX 5-speed)

Thanx in advance!

Jonathan


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Old 25 May 2004, 12:02 am
jim beam
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Default Re: Wheel Hopping

warped rotor.

be sure you get one that's 19mm between disk faces - a lot of the new
ones, including honda, now only sell 20mm, the later standard. this
means either skimming the disk or getting newer calipers.

Jonathan Upright wrote:
> When I am decelerating from a higher rate of speed (anything 60MPH or over)
> my right front wheel starts "vibrating" wildly, depending on how hard I
> brake. If I brake very softly or really hard, it doesn't do it...it's just
> with a medium amount of brake pressure. I know that the wheel is "hopping"
> because I can feel it lose traction for a fraction of a second if I'm
> rounding a curve while braking. Is this a bad strut or a warped rotor? Any
> ideas? (1990 Civic LX 5-speed)
>
> Thanx in advance!
>
> Jonathan
>
>


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Old 27 May 2004, 07:38 am
Jonathan Upright
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Default Re: Wheel Hopping

That's what I thought. I just wondered about the strut because of the way
the wheel was hopping, but now that I think about it, since it doesn't do it
at all unless I brake, then that rules out the strut. Thanks for your help!
:-)

Jon

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> warped rotor.
>
> be sure you get one that's 19mm between disk faces - a lot of the new
> ones, including honda, now only sell 20mm, the later standard. this
> means either skimming the disk or getting newer calipers.
>
> Jonathan Upright wrote:
> > When I am decelerating from a higher rate of speed (anything 60MPH or

over)
> > my right front wheel starts "vibrating" wildly, depending on how hard I
> > brake. If I brake very softly or really hard, it doesn't do it...it's

just
> > with a medium amount of brake pressure. I know that the wheel is

"hopping"
> > because I can feel it lose traction for a fraction of a second if I'm
> > rounding a curve while braking. Is this a bad strut or a warped rotor?

Any
> > ideas? (1990 Civic LX 5-speed)
> >
> > Thanx in advance!
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
> >

>



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Old 27 May 2004, 10:19 pm
jim beam
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Default Re: Wheel Hopping

it is possible the shock's getting weak, but the hard/soft braking
effect you cite is /definitely/ rotor. when you have the wheels off to
do the disks, check for shock oil leakage. check the uper control arms
too - the swivel joint can go and this can make the rotor warping effect
bad too.

Jonathan Upright wrote:
> That's what I thought. I just wondered about the strut because of the way
> the wheel was hopping, but now that I think about it, since it doesn't do it
> at all unless I brake, then that rules out the strut. Thanks for your help!
> :-)
>
> Jon
>
> "jim beam" <uce@ftc.gov> wrote in message
> news:ArAsc.72676$DQ5.34424@newssvr25.news.prodigy. com...
>
>>warped rotor.
>>
>>be sure you get one that's 19mm between disk faces - a lot of the new
>>ones, including honda, now only sell 20mm, the later standard. this
>>means either skimming the disk or getting newer calipers.
>>
>>Jonathan Upright wrote:
>>
>>>When I am decelerating from a higher rate of speed (anything 60MPH or

>
> over)
>
>>>my right front wheel starts "vibrating" wildly, depending on how hard I
>>>brake. If I brake very softly or really hard, it doesn't do it...it's

>
> just
>
>>>with a medium amount of brake pressure. I know that the wheel is

>
> "hopping"
>
>>>because I can feel it lose traction for a fraction of a second if I'm
>>>rounding a curve while braking. Is this a bad strut or a warped rotor?

>
> Any
>
>>>ideas? (1990 Civic LX 5-speed)
>>>
>>>Thanx in advance!
>>>
>>>Jonathan
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>


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