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#5764 of 5868 Re: Wheels switch [dolfan1]
Nov 02, 2011 (9:30 am)
I have originals on 2007 which are the michelin MXV.. I must be lucky.. The ride is still very quiet and 50% of treads is gone
#5765 of 5868 Re: Really Bad Shake and Shudder [slacker10000]
Nov 04, 2011 (6:41 pm)
How can the heat shields cause the wheels to shake and shudder??
Just a weird coincidence, about 2 weeks ago, I had the heat shield on the catalytic converter repaired. I had this pristeen like-new stainless steel exhaust and this cheap heat shield that rusted and rotted off like a cheap 5 cent tin can. They wanted to take it off but said not to park on grass. Well my grandson's ball games has a grass parking lot. I don't want the car to go KA-BOOM, so I had the heat shield fixed.
That's when I had all the suspension checked. Everything was fine.
But the shaking happend 4 months ago and didn't happen again until a few days ago.
How could this create a shaking feeling that the wheels are all loose?
Nov 07, 2011 (7:40 am)
Installed upstream O2 sensor this weekend. Fixed the check engine light problem. The old one was pretty well covered in black soot. Kind of surprising as the plugs looked perfect.
Pretty easy to get the sensor out, but it took several hours to remove the plastic clip. Wound up having to cut it apart - what a pain.
Debating on the idle learn procedure after doing this. Thought I saw it recommended in the shop manual somewhere.
Long trip this week - will see if mpg is up with the new sensor, spark plugs and air filter (it had been down just a tad lately)
#5768 of 5868 Re: Really Bad Shake and Shudder [tom017]
Nov 14, 2011 (4:15 pm)
Well - - I have to stand corrected, and you are right. I still have the problem with the shake and shudder. If you find out what this is, could you please let me know too?
#5769 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [weekendpartier]
Nov 15, 2011 (2:16 pm)
Wow! When I went to that link I thought: That is my wife's car. The dealer had said there was no problem. The tire store I go to said it would have to go to a body shop to have the body bent to cure the camber. I got an estimate for that - $1,200. The car had been pulling to the right without any uneven tire wear. Today I took a print-out of that service bulletin to the tire store and they agreed to try it and accepted Honda's time estimate of one hour labor. Well, it took more than two hours but I got out the door with an alignment that meets the specs for a total of $207. I am happy. Thank you very much for your post! It saved me a thousand bucks. I haven't driven her Accord yet, but the print-out of the alignment results looked very good.
#5770 of 5868 Re: Really Bad Shake and Shudder [slacker10000]
Nov 16, 2011 (7:35 pm)
I had the brakes on the Accord done last week. The Honda dealer wanted over $600 so I went to an extremely reputable local brake repair shop for way less than a third of that cost. I told him that the car is shaking and vibrating badly at higher speeds. He said that sounds like an out-of-round rotor or drum.
He changed the front pads and turned the rotors. He pulled the rear drums and showed me everything back there was loose and out of adjustment--even though the drums still had the original seals on them. How they got out of adjustment--I don't know?? Everything was original. The shoes were like new. He turned the drums, cleaned everything and adjusted the rear shoes.
So far, the car has been running very smoothly. The brakes are solid and quiet. I've had it on the freeway a couple of times but wasn't really able to open it up this week because of some road construction and lane closures with some heavy police enforcement. It's not worth the hassle.
But so far...so good!!
#5771 of 5868 Re: Plenty of Honda-Certified Independent Mechanics [igozoomzoom]
Nov 24, 2011 (10:05 am)
I live in middle Ga. and would like to know who you recommend of those 5 independent service shops for Honda automobiles? My 07 accord will be needing some maintence soon. Thanks. Any thoughts on a Honda battery instead of an Interstate or something else??? My ACCORD SE will soon need a new battery as the original is getting weak.
#5772 of 5868 Re: Plenty of Honda-Certified Independent Mechanics [wise1]
Nov 24, 2011 (6:11 pm)
sorry, don't live in Ga area, so can't give any advice on local shops; but I would recommend against any OEM Honda batteries or brake pads. I also have an 07 accord and have had problems with early brake pad wear and weak battery as well. when my battery goes, i plan to get whatever the local bj's is offering.
#5773 of 5868 Looking - 05 EX-L V6 coupe. Any issues?
Nov 28, 2011 (8:03 am)
Looking at buying a used 05 EX-L V6 coupe. 78k miles, nice shape and well maintained. Will be commuter and be driven into the ground. Other than timing belt ( 7 yrs) are there any common issues I should inspect or look for? Thanks!