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I have a 96 honda prelude and the steering wheel shakes

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Hi, I have a 96 honda prelude and the steering wheel shakes while braking above 45 mph. I rebuilt the front suspension, brakes, rotors, inner and outer tie rods, rack guide adjustment, alignment. Tires were balanced about a year ago. The car has 255k on
it. Could it be the rack itself? Can't think is anything else. Thanks!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Fixitman replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** for the question. If the problem only occurs when braking then you either have warped rotors or warped front hubs. If the rotors are definitely good then it is more than likely the hubs themselves. In order to measure them you would need a dial indicator. Please let me know if you need more help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yea that stuff is all new, haven't measured the runout but pretty sure it good
Expert:  Fixitman replied 1 year ago.

The hubs are new also?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Fixitman replied 1 year ago.

Thanks. I would do a run out test if possible of the rotors while they are mounted to the hubs. That is the only way to tell for sure is there are no issues there. If there is no run out then it can be in the rack if there is too much backlash in it.