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05 Honda E - AWD Automatic, 85,000 miles...

So from about 60-70 MPH I get a fairly heavy vibration, no noise that I can tell (The E at highway speeds aint the quietest thing). The vibration goes away after I get up to 80. I first felt it just in the steering wheel and took it into a local place for a balance. But after the balance I still felt it (no change) and it seems to be more pronounced after a couple weeks of this going on. I've done some checking and seems like it could be several things (power steering pump, wheel bearings, CV joint...?)

I have the Honda extended warranty, anyone have an idea if it will cover this issue? If it isn't covered by the extended warranty will it cost me for the diagnostic at the dealer?


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Factory or aftermarket wheels? If they are aftermarket, there has been issues with people buying wheels that have the wrong diameter center hole. Do a search in the "Tire/wheel" section for "Hubcentric". It's explained there better than I can.
 

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Tires are aftermarket, (bought online through a link here) but have about 25k on them, so they aren't new. The Hubcentric thing is for rims right? Not just tires? The rims are stock.
 

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More then likely a rebalance will take care of it and if not check the tires to see if you have a bulge in the tread area as one could be seperating.
 

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I see that you have had them rebalanced. The majority of places that balance tires, would tell you if the tire had a visible defect. After all, they want to sell you tires. If you feel confident that it was done properly, then you are looking at another issue.

Look at the half shafts. See if any of the rubber boots are torn. That may give you an indicator of what is happening.

From your list above, the power steering pump, and the wheel bearings, don't normally cause a vibration like your describing, without also having an associated audible noise to accompany it. Much less be speed sensitive to a specific range like yours is.

As for the warranty, You have to read your policy. the coverage varies widely, depending on the policy itself, and the coverage package you paid for.

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More than likely the guys above are correct in it being a tire issue as the MPH's you listed are in exact line with this issue. Have you examined all 4 tires to see if any one tire has more tire weights than the other? This is often an easy way to spot a bad tire that they had to spin up multiple times to balance. If your steering wheel is shaking I would check the front to and if your rear end is getting a nice massage I would check the rears.

If any one tire is messed up and you bought them from a major tire dealer consider taking the car to another shop in the chain to have them examine it. I've had bad tires before and the difference can be the dealership when it comes to repair/replacement.
 
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