2002 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 106000 miles
The brakes squeal. The dealer from whom I bought the car told me that someone might have changed the brakes. I had the car checked and the mechanic told me that it was possible. There's black brake dust all over the front left wheel.
More serious and annoying is a squeaking sound that comes from the front right side of the vehicle (seems to be coming from the wheel/struts). The squeaking occurs at lower speeds and disappears at higher speeds (>40mph).
After I had an oil change and general inspection done, the car has suddenly started exhibiting a shudder at around 25mph. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does, the car shudders for 2-3 seconds and it seems like something is banging against the front axle and the entire car vibrates.
I have to say that the tires that are on the car are quite cheap quality.. I need to change the tires but can changing the tires and putting on premium tires solve any of these problems? What else do you suggest I do? Oh, and once, I also observed that the tires gave out a burnt rubber smell.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 7:12 PM