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#1127 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [blissful]
Dec 11, 2007 (9:03 am)
I got warped rotors in my 1996 Accord and it never saw hard driving. It happens, and is probably not as unlikely as you think. I braked hard for one emergency (locking up the tires, actually, as I got run off the road). It ended in a wreck. I got the car back, and sure enough my rotors were warped. One hard stop was enough to do it. I'm not sure about the other recalls you are talking about, since I don't have an Accord of that vintage, but warped rotors aren't all that uncommon I believe.
#1128 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [blissful]
Dec 11, 2007 (10:25 am)
is it possible your wheel / tire threw an inner or outter balance weight?
#1129 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [thegraduate]
Dec 11, 2007 (11:06 am)
Thanks for your reply!
It is indeed possible that the rotors are warped. However, it came on so suddenly, that I am more inclinded to think there is (perhaps also) a part failure. Plus, the same timing of the high speed shake. I keep thinking wheel weight (as the next person suggested) but I am not sure how that would correlate with the braking vibration. It may be all it is, and perhaps an unbalanced wheel would also shudder on braking- and perhaps in and of itself, cause secondary warpage!
#1130 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [user777]
Dec 11, 2007 (11:08 am)
Thanks- I think this is a likely scenario. Will take it down to our local tire shop and have them rotate tires, balance, etc and see whether there is a change in symptoms.
If not, then alignment and another look-see at the underpinnings...
Thanks again for your thoughtful replies!
#1131 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [blissful]
Dec 11, 2007 (11:10 am)
Make sure they check the drive axles for excess play when it's up on the rack. A failing CV joint can also create a vibration problem.
#1132 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [blissful]
Dec 11, 2007 (3:53 pm)
this happened to one of our vehicles when my wife touched a curb while parking fairly aggressively and it pulled the weight right out if i'm not mistaken. one day vehicle drives fine, next day excessive vibration at speed.
#1134 of 2254 Re: 98 Honda Accord shake and shimmy? [blissful]
Dec 11, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I keep thinking wheel weight (as the next person suggested) but I am not sure how that would correlate with the braking vibration.
If a wheel is out of balance, braking will usually make the vibration worse.
#1136 of 2254 2001 accord ex
Dec 12, 2007 (8:41 pm)
please don't anyone tell me what an idiot I am, I already know that. I got my oil changed this summer and my car was so low there was none on the dipstick. I thought that it was because I was overdue and vowed to do better but when I went in again tonight out again. No oil lights have gone on and I haven't heard any knocking or engine noises. Have I completely hosed myself or do I have some hope? p.s. I do know better and I have no excuses.