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Old 02 Jan 2010, 06:01 pm
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Default 96 civic steering wheel vibration?

My civic starts to vibrate at about 65 MPH, especially in the steering wheel. Can you please tell me what might be wrong an maybe how to fix it?
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 06:13 pm
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Default Re: 96 civic steering wheel vibration?

This happened in my 02, you should probably replace the front struts, that fixed it for me.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 07:01 pm
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Your tires are cupped or worn most likely.















Try rotating and balancing them, or replace them.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 08:01 pm
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it could be a number of things, it most probably does it all the time but is only noticeable at high speeds. the disc brake could be warped/bent, causing it to hit the caliper pads on rotation without the brakes applied, you would feel this in the steering wheel, does the brake pedal vibrate when pushed? easy fix if so, new discs right and left, don't just change one, and new pads, get the caliper checked too, could be piston sticking and heating up disc, causing it to bend.































could be a worn wheel bearing, jack the car up and turn the wheels, one at a time, listen for clicking or hold the wheel and push toward and away from you, if there is play then its a worn bearing, or have a mechanic check it out, you need special tools to get one off.































could be a buckled wheel, get a tire garage to check them































steering rack could be going, turn the car off so the power steering is off and quickly turn steering wheel right to left, left to right multiple times in half turns, if you hear rattling or clunking then that could be an issue































otherwise could be something quite simple, tracking out, wheel camber/alignment out, unevenly worn tires, that's just some ideas, best take it to a mechanic.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 09:01 pm
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Bad one of front tire or rim,out of round or bent.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 09:16 pm
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A vibration that's felt in the steering wheel only at specific speeds, usually between 45 and 65 mph is almost always caused by front tires being out of balance. Have the front tires speed balanced or rotate your tires and the vibration will be gone. Also check the front tires for ply seperation and or bent rims. Good luck and hope this helps.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 09:31 pm
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new tires or balance first
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