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HONDA CRV intermittent and unknown vibration

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Hi all.


I'm new to car forums but I thought I would give it a go, I have a problem my CRV 2008, that mechanic can't cure.

I keep getting an intermittent vibration coming up through the steering wheel, sometimes it lasts for a second or two, other times it can last as much as twenty seconds..

Sometimes this is so bad the windscreen shakes as well. I happens all the time but it is more noticeable while on cruise control at between 38 and 40mph.

Has anybody heard of this or knows something about it. I would be very grateful for your help.

Thank you.

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Hi .... welcome to the Forum


With due respect to your mechanic, it can be very difficult to diagnose dynamic imbalances as they are occurring whilst moving at speed.

The way I would approach it is to take each individual component one at a time, starting with the wheel balance (on all four wheels but start at the front first).
If these are out of balance then this can cause a shudder. Easy enough job for a tyre bay. Also get them to check the tyres are not damaged, e.g. when they spin the wheels that they tyres are not out of shape.


Next I would turn my attention to the front driveshafts ensuring that these are not damaged and even applying a jubilee clip to each one individually and turning it around the shaft incrementally to see if this adds a balance or makes it worse.


After that I would change the rear diff oil as this can cause a shudder but only usually at very low speeds on turning full lock.


Let us know how you get on with the above

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