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    so i finally brought my prelude home. car was beautiful, interior was clean everything looked good, but when i was driving on the highway around 100kmh the steering wheel would start to shake, it would disappear when i slowed down, what could be the cause for this? unbalanced/uneven tires?

    im taking it for OOP this week so hopefully they find out

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    You need a wheel balance. From a 10 second google search:

    The symptoms of a wheel that is out of balance are:
    Vibration in the steering wheel at certain highway speeds.
    Vibration in the seat or floorboard at certain highway speeds.
    Scalloped or cupped wear pattern on the tires

    The symptoms of a car that is out of alignment are:
    Uneven or rapid tire wear
    Pulling or drifting away from a straight line
    Wandering on a straight level road
    Spokes of the steering wheel off to one side while driving on a straight and level road.
    Last edited by reet; 03-12-2011 at 06:24 PM.
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    thanks man. hopefully thats all that it needs and nothing serious($$$)

    but besides that car runs great. kinda missed the turbo sound of my rex but should do for now haha

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    First thing you could check (that's free) is snow - do you have any in your wheels? if you do - then you could be throwing your balance off enough that your wheel will shake. I've had that a couple times.

    Also, wheel balance - that could be checked. If you had it done at the shop I use, they include an alignment in the OOP price. So it shouldn't be that - you could just take it back and see.

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    im getting it done there probably sometime this week. just need to figure out how to install that hamsar kit, im doing it tomorrow.

    there is still a lot of thread on the tires so theres possibilty that it might be the snow but i guess we will find out after i get my OOP done.

    soren ill pm you when i book my OOP and we can meet up ........ finaally haha

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    I would first go with wheel balancing/tire problems and move on to things like control arms, tie rods etc...

    Another simple thing to check is to make sure your lug nuts are 100% tight.

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