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Old 07-28-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Steering Wheel jerks at high speed in the rain

I have a 2006 WRX Impreza and in the rain the steering wheel will jerk to the left and right sporadically like the car has a nervous twitch. It started about 5 months ago and I first thought it was the AWD transfering power to a wheel with more traction, but at this point it is getting unsafe to drive in the the lighest rain while on the highway.

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Old 07-28-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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thats hydroplaning for yah lol
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:22 AM   #3
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hydroplane most def.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:02 AM   #4
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How old (miles) are the tires and when was your last alignment?
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:05 AM   #5
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46,000 miles and tires are about 8 months old. Is this a common hydroplaning problem that I have just over looked since the day I got it new?

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Old 07-28-2009, 02:34 AM   #6
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def hydroplaning. i would look at your tires to make sure you have even tire wear. but keep in mind this can happen with any tire but its more prone with wore tires. not sure if it has to do wtih the awd but i have noticed since switching to an awd that it is alot easier to control if i do ever hydroplane
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:35 AM   #7
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Hellooooo crap tires!!!



Buy some good ones.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:48 AM   #8
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try to avoid huge pools of water on the road.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:16 PM   #9
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im gonna say it nicely, because i know others probably won't after they see the title of this thread:

stop driving at high speeds in the rain!
if it rains, drive at a slower pace......with any tire, new or used, slick roads=less friction
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:29 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Back Road Runner View Post
Hellooooo crap tires!!!
This....or some meathead put your wheels on wrong.
Check to see if you have directional tires and make sure the arrows are facing forward.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:17 PM   #11
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"im gonna say it nicely, because i know others probably won't after they see the title of this thread:

stop driving at high speeds in the rain!
if it rains, drive at a slower pace......with any tire, new or used, slick roads=less friction"

scoobywrx,
I'm going to say it nicely before others can read and reply to your post

Well Duh! a 3 year old can tell ya that. But, thanks for the useless info

Anyways, Floyd420 you are on the money I checked and the front tires were on backwards. I took it back to the place I had rotated them and they corrected the mistake. Now it is running great at high speeds in the RAIN BABY! slick roads=more traction now!

Thanks for the input/help!

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Old 07-30-2009, 12:49 AM   #12
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It smells like troll in here
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