1. 1993 Honda Civic DX Sedan - 1.5L 4 cylinder
2. 159000 miles
3. Manual Transmission
I know the subject makes it sound like a warped rotor but I've had a new rotor and pad put in and it's still the same issue.
I ran over a center divider (wasn't paying attention) and I believe the entire car went over. I can see the scrapes on the plastic covers underneath. The caster angle on the driver side wheel is -0.1 degrees now, not positive.
Anyways, the front end of the car shakes violently during braking depending on the speed. During low speed ( < 30), I don't really feel much. During 60mph+ I definitely feel the whole front end shake and it's loud.
I feel as if there is something loose in the front suspension - bushing, bolt, etc. I've tried shaking my wheels by hand but didn't feel any looseness.
also, during normal driving, I feel some slightly rumbling sensation (vibration not shaking) through the steering wheels. It never did that before and my friend's civic does not do that. It's worse on rough roads.
i want to add one more thing. When I brake " hard" meaning stepping on the pedal with more force than required, the shaking is deadened quite a bit. It's the worst when I apply a medium amount of force.
what could be causing this?
Monday, October 29th, 2007 AT 3:01 AM