2003 CRV shakes with steady driving?

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by PAkerly, May 15, 2010.

  1. PAkerly

    PAkerly Guest

    Anyone ever see this?
    My CRV shakes during steady pressure driving at like 35mph. When I am
    steady on the gas, it will just do like a shake back and fourth.
    Anyone have anything similar? Any idea what it could be?

    Also, anyone know where I can download a service manual, or a diagram
    of all parts, even the black rails on the roof that go from front to

    PAkerly, May 15, 2010
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    E. Meyer Guest

    AWD or two wheel drive? If AWD your rear diff could be messed up if you
    haven't religiously changed the fluid every 30,000 miles.

    In any case, first places to look are square/unbalanced tires &
    failing/damaged suspension parts.

    I don't know of anyplace with the FSM online, but you can get diagrams of
    all the parts at Majestic Honda (hondaautomotiveparts.com)
    E. Meyer, May 15, 2010
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    Michael Guest

    I don't think this is any help to you, but it might be for someone else.
    My 98 CRV started making noise on the road and more in hard turns. I
    figured the CV joints. Mechanic said no. The brake caliper in front was
    falling apart and scraping the disk. He replaced the caliper and my
    pads. All was well again.

    Michael, May 15, 2010
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    it could also be a tread separation inside the tire,or other tire defect.
    Proper inflation is a MUST.
    even a flat-spotted tire from locking up the brakes.

    Jim Yanik
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    Jim Yanik, May 15, 2010
  5. First thing to check is for tire/wheel problems-- balance being the most
    likely culprit.
    Joseph Capgras, May 16, 2010
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    Tegger Guest

    You mean it kind of does a rapid lurch/hesitate/lurch/hesitate thing?

    Does this happen when the car is cold, or only when hot?

    Is your Check Engine light on?
    Tegger, May 16, 2010
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    Dave D Guest

    First thing to do is check all tires for abnormal tire wear, damage,
    inflation. That will point you in the right direction.

    Dave D, May 16, 2010
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    JRE Guest

    Does the shaking stop if you go significantly faster or slower? If so,
    tire balance is a likely culprit as others have suggested.

    Does the shaking start only after you have stepped on the brakes, or
    after you have stepped on them a few times (getting them warm)? If so,
    then a sticking or seized caliper may have overheated its rotor, warping
    it. (I've had this on two of our cars in the past year--and never
    before that. The first has had faithful fluid changes since new. The
    second was a 2-month old replacement caliper!)
    JRE, May 16, 2010
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