Vibration when turing right or in reverse

Tiny
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1997 Accord EX 2.2L VTEC, 5 speed, 113,000 miles. My car vibrates when I turn the steering wheel to the right (it's done it while driving from 20-60mph) or if I go in reverse quickly. I had the CV axel on the passenger side replaced about 15,000 miles ago. I looked under the car and the drivers side CV axel is leaking from the boot. I assumed the replacement CV axel on the passenger side went bad but now that I've seen the drivers side axel leaking I'm not sure. Thanks for your help.
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Sunday, June 11th, 2006 AT 12:58 PM

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Tiny
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Anytime the CV boot breaks down you will have problems. Generally, unless you are there right away to replace the boot, the joint is headed quickly to a failure. If the boot is bad and you are having problems, it is time to replace the other side.
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 AT 7:42 AM
Tiny
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I have since replaced the drivers side cv axel and the vibration is still there. Always when moving in reverse quickly and every once in a while when going around a right hand turn, no matter the speed. Thanks for your help.
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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Have you looked at the brakes to see if they are heating up especially on one side. My next though was on wheel bearings but I don't think so. Are you feeling these vibrations through the steering wheel?
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
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I haven't looked at the brakes. I feel the vibration more in the seat of my pants or floorboard area. I thought it was coming from the right side but when my wife was in the car and felt it she thought it was coming from the middle of the car. Also, I've noticed that the faster I'm going the more intense the vibration is and as soon as I but on the brakes it stops.
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 AT 10:34 PM
Tiny
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All the more reason to look at the brakes. Applying the brakes causes it to rub as a constant rate. When the brakes are not engaged it could be one of the rotors is bad.
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 AT 4:02 PM

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