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#5600 of 5901 AC/Heat cause rumbling, vibration in brake pedal
Apr 26, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I have a 2007 Honda Accord EX (V6). It has 26,000 miles and runs very well.
One problem: The climate control system(AC or heat) makes a odd rumbling sound when I'm at a red light or whenever the car isn't moving for at least 5-10 seconds and the car is in drive.
I also feel a vibration in the brake pedal whenever this rumbling sounds occurs. The vibration and the rumbling disppear when I turn the air off.
It doesn't occur every time I stop the car. It does happen every time I drive.
The service techs have not been able to hear the sound or feel the vibration - I'm going to have to drive with them in the future.
I did have the hepa air filter replaced in November and the rumbling and vibration went away for about two months.
Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this rumbling and vibration?
I'd appreciate any help.
#5601 of 5901 2005 Accord EX-L Coupe
Apr 27, 2011 (8:57 pm)
Thank you for the replies about the struts. As I said, I have 106000 miles on the car. I have had no trouble with the car and the body is still tight. There are no rattles. I have never replaced the front brakes. I had them checked when I serviced the car at 105000. They keep telling me that there is plenty of wear left. It is absolutely the best car I have ever owned. You just drive it and keep it serviced and that is it. When am I going to start to have trouble and what are the things that I will have to repair?
#5602 of 5901 Re: 2005 Accord EX-L Coupe [temj12]
Apr 29, 2011 (12:15 pm)
I have a 2003 Accord LX with 202k miles. I passed it on to my daughter at around 180k (and bought a 2011 Accord Coupe). I have not had any mechanical issues with the car...none. For those interested, here is a summary of maintenance done to the "03 - all done by myself:
Oil changes every 5-7k - Quaker State 5W20 since new.
Drain and fill transmission (3qts Honda ATF) every 15k.
Drain and fill radiator coolant every 50k (1.3 gal. Honda Coolant).
Changed spark plugs at 97k, but they still looked great, and could have waited much longer. Plan to change again at around 220k.
Air filter changes at 20k.
Front brake pads at 70k, 100k, and 156k. Also replaced front rotors at 100k.
Drive belt at 110k.
Have not changed any suspension parts yet, as I have not experienced any handling, tire wear issues, etc.
I am no expert in auto maintenance, but maintaining a Honda is very simple. This may not be the schedule, type of oil, etc. that everyone will follow, but it has certainly worked for me. We currently have four Hondas, and I maintain them all similarly.
#5603 of 5901 Re: 2005 Accord EX-L Coupe [temj12]
Apr 30, 2011 (8:33 am)
The reply by "deliciousbass" is right-on w/maintenance. As far as struts, that depends on your vehicle & the strut wear; meaning that some struts wear indefinitely w/o replacement needed. Symptoms of struts needing replacement are slight bouncing or a slight pulling when you change lanes or try an evasive maneuver, and their is to much give on one side or the other. This is what happened on our 2004 Accord EX, 4dr w/ 200,000 miles. I went to the dealer and picked-up 2 complete strut packages for about $300, and installed them myself and got an alignment at the dealer for about $65 or $75. They were running a special. You need 2 jackstands, rubber gloves, 3/8" breaker bar and 12, 14, & 16mm sockets. Looosen the pinching nuts below, lubricate w/silicone spray, hit it w/a rubber mallet, so you don't damage any metal parts, lower arm should drop. Topside, you'll see 3 nuts, looosen & remove, and the strut assy. will drop and you shoud be able to wriggle free the assy and put in the replacement strut assy. Reverse order of removal, and wallah, you completed a strut R&R job, and saved yourself $200-$350 labor, in the process. Remember work safe and clean, plenty of light--and you will like the results, and put another feather in your cap!!! Hope this helps!
#5604 of 5901 2007 Accord radio reset issue
May 03, 2011 (9:52 am)
Car battery died,so i replaced it with a new one.
I tried several times to reprogram the thing,and finally took it to the dealer. Of course they had no problem re-setting it.
When i tried to do it i just had the key in the on position,Dealer Tech started the engine to program it. Does the engine have to be on and running?
#5605 of 5901 Re: 2007 Accord radio reset issue [grampy1]
May 04, 2011 (12:04 pm)
When you say "reprogram" do you mean entering the radio code? I've done it before but I'm sure I didn't have to start the engine. I have the navi model so the sequence is a bit different... and there is a separate navi code too.
#5606 of 5901 Re: 2007 Accord radio reset issue [tallman1]
May 05, 2011 (10:23 am)
You are correct about the engine NOT having to be running,and "re-program" being the same as entering the radio code.!
I got bum info from a friend
Thanks for your reply
#5607 of 5901 Throttle Body servicing mishap
May 13, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Following the maintenance suggestion from my dealer in Rockville, MD I got my 07 Accord (had 29300+ miles) Throttle Body servicing done. After that the car would vibrate, a lot starting at 55K miles/hr . The dealer got it reset (as they claim) so the vibration now happens at 60 miles / Hr but the dealer claims they did the best they can.
called Honda customer care, they claim the car was bought at the dealership so it is their car and not Honda's. They do not want to warranty the factory trained mechanics work and claim they would not allow other dealership to fix the issue either. My dealership simply does not know how to fix the issue and is now lying about not being able to replicate problem.
any suggestion, how I deal with the dealership to get the problem they created resolved, or Honda to allow me to get another dealership to fix my car.
#5608 of 5901 Re: Throttle Body servicing mishap [accordhoa2007]
May 14, 2011 (1:35 am)
Welcome to the I hate my Honda Service Dept Club.. Personally, I would write a letter to the President of Honda Customer care is worthless. Go right to the top and send a FEDEX letter to the big guy.... I Had many things taken care of with other manufacturer because of that letter.. Also, Demand to speak to the regional service manager.If they say no Go to the owner of the Dealership if you have to and yell bloody murder.. Acting like a crazed customer in public will get you somewhere.. Being too nice will get you nowhere.. Personally, I no longer will set foot in Honda service Dept.. I take my 2007 to an independent who does great work for at least one half the price. Just an FYI, under warranty my brakes and rotors were going on me at less than 15k.. They blamed it on my driving.. I was flabbergasted.. After many yelling matches, etc I couldnt wait any longer becuase it was beginning to be a safety issue, I took my car to an independent and ripped out the whole brake system including calipers, etc..Cost me a small fortune but it was done right.. In the mail a few leeks later I got an we are sorry with a coupon for 100 dollars towards a set of brakes.
#5609 of 5901 Re: Throttle Body servicing mishap [accordhoa2007]
May 14, 2011 (5:27 am)
Did the dealer say the vibration is being caused by the throttle body? Is it possible that something else is causing the vibration? Stalling, poor performance, hesitation and Idle problems I can see, but vibration at freeway speeds isn't a typical throttle body symptom.
Was any other work performed (tire rotation maybe?) when you had the throttle body cleaned?