am new here! i ve just recently bought a 99 civic vti 5 door hatch. my
problem has just started recently, i noticed it when i was drivig about
130 mph, when braking the rear of the car shakes like an eathquake,
continues to do so until i get to about 70 mph, i was approaching a
bend when i braked. i have been told that it maybe my wheel bearings or
discs might have warped. how can you tell which one it is? also when
driving about 5mph the rear brakes have a squeak on them, which is
really annoying at times, but you cant hear it as soon as i spped up.
could you guys tell me what my probs could be from experience and could
the both problems be linked.
open to all suggestions!!
It sounds more like bushings to me. At high speeds even a little play can
produce oscillations. A close visual inspection of all the bushings, front
and rear is in order. After all, you don't want to chase this forever.
But really, why the extreme speeds? It seems like a losing idea.
You're driving 130 Miles per hour (209 Km/Hr) in a car you just recently
purchased and _suddenly_ as you approach a BEND, you decide you should
try the brakes?
No helpful comment put forth. Maybe a police office could give you some
help because they're the only ones that are supposed to be going that
fast, at least in most countries I can think of.
If you feel any pulse on brake pedal (I am not sure about shaking like
earthquake) when you press on it at this speed, my little experience
suggests that its a warped rear drum. My rear wheel also create squeak
at slow speed but as I speed up it disappears (perhaps I can't hear it
because of other noise). Also when you brake lightly you should hear
the squeak if its a warped drum.
By the way, I enjoyed 'Curly's comment. Simply hilarious.
On Nov 12, 1:26 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Get your brakes serviced.
Oh by the way, you'll warp the standard honda rotors and drums in one
application if you slam on the brakes at that speed i.e. 209Km/h to
almost a dead stop in few seconds.
bullshit. in my neck of the woods, the locals race stock honda disks on
the track. ok, they may upgrade to 10.25" from 9.5", but still stock
disks. if you're having problems with warped disks, it's not speed or
heat. trust me on that. ever seen disks glow orange?
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