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2000 Honda Civic Question: what causes my civic to shake, like really shake bad when i am on the highway?

 

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celiale84, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Sheboygan, WI, March 03, 2011, 18:49
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sometimes it shakes and sometimes it doesn't. or the car shakes pretty bad but the steering wheel isn't. than other times it does. it mostly happens when i go 40 and over. it happens everyday when i drive to work. help me. i'm getting new tires soon to see if it's the cause of it, but what if its not becuasae of the tires? what else can it be?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 03, 2011, 19:01
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    If it is front tire related you would feel it in the steering wheel, if it is in the rear wheels the whole car would shake at 45 to 60 mph. Look at the condition of the tires see if they are worn uneven or have damage/sidewall damage. It's most likely tire related but could be worn suspension components. An engine misfire would cause rough running chugging at higher RPMs.

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    Paul Safranski from Safranski Bros Tire & Auto, April 13, 2011, 13:39
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    More than likely the tires are badly out of balance. There could be loose parts on the front end. The best way to find out is to have it inspected properly.

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