Service & Maintenance Steering Wobble Under Power

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Boggie, Tuesday 28th Jun, 2016.

  1. Boggie Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Evening All,

    I have had a slight issue with the CR-V that is getting gradually worse so I want to resolve it:

    If I am crusing at around 70mph and put my foot down the steering wheel wobbles as though the front wheels need balancing but when I lift off the thottle the wobble disappears. I know it is not wheel balancing as aside from the fact that the issue is not consistent and is affected by delivery of power, I recently replaced the wheels with a set of 20" and new Michelins. The wobble under power happened with the OEM 18" wheels and the new 20s.

    Any thoughts please? Is this rear diff related?

    Thanks,
    B
     
  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Have the driveshafts checked out, could be one of the front ones.
     
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  3. Boggie Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Interesting, I assumed this was the rear diff drain thing. Are driveshafts a common issue and are they expensive?

    Cheers, B
     
  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Not sure exactly common they are but hey can go yes. In the overall scheme of things not too expensive to replace.
     
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  5. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Normally affects higher mileage CR-V's. If it is the driveshafts, you can normally get away with replacing the inner CV joints to cure the wobble. I've found wheels larger than 18in on CR-V's causes all sorts of problems.
     
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  6. Boggie Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Cheers both. 52K miles and the wobble startwd on the original wheels; the 20s didn't seem to affect it noticeably. Will take it To Honda and get the airbag recall at the same time.