Mechanics

SHIMMY

Honda Civic

Could someone tell me why, when I apply the brakes going around 40-50, the steering wheel shimmys (wiggles )? This does not happen under 40mph. I have a 2000 Honda Civic XL. Thanks for the info. Liza
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Liza
April 19, 2006.



You have a small warpage of the rotors. Either have some look at them and check it or do it yourself by talking off the tire and rotating the wheel with a homemade gauge up to the rotor. The gauge should stay the same distance from the rotor. Any deviation and you can have them turned or replaced.

Bruce Hunt
Apr 19, 2006.