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#1610 of 1618 Grinding noise from my 2009 honda accord ex
Sep 30, 2013 (7:01 am)
My 2009 honda accord ex has just about 65,000 miles on it. for the past few months now. the engine will make a grinding noise when cold start up. If i was to turn the engine off and then back on. No grinding noise. If I let it sit for an hour. The grinding noise comes back. I have gone to more then 10 shops 4 of them honda dealership. 1 honda dealership said it's my power steering and broken seal. the other said its my vtec selenoid needs to be replaced and drivetrain adjustment. The other 2 dealership said its a actuator problem. When my car starts up it doesn't activate the actuator to lubricate when start up. The other shops said pretty much the same thing as the dealer have told me. But now I'm in a loop. Has any actually gotten this issue fixed?
#1611 of 1618 Re: Grinding noise from my 2009 honda accord ex [golfnut801]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:05 am)
Does the grinding noise get louder when you turn the steering wheel after a cold start?
#1612 of 1618 2011 Accord V-6 Manual Tranny Engagement Issues
Oct 08, 2013 (10:16 am)
Having three problems with my 2011 Accord V-6 manual coupe (besides the fact that I've never liked this car):
(1) when shifting from 1st to 2nd and/or 2nd to third, the gates feel notchy - sometimes 3rd gear feels almost like its not there and I have to pop back out into neutral and push it forward again, and
(2) when I upshift at anything more than 2000-2500 rpm, I get a shudder or what feels like slippage in the engagement of the drivetrain (this happens in 3rd gear ALL the time, even when I let out clutch to downshift, unless I throttle blip), and
(3) cannot accelerate aggressively or tranny shudders and slips at every shift below 5th gear (but not when fully in gear between shifts). High rpm shifts produce a lot of protest noises from tranny/clutch at each engagement point. Have never liked this gearbox - the one in my '04 was awesome, but this plasticky notchy one is a piece of crap and one of the reasons I just bought my wife a Mazda CX-5 to replace her recently wrecked Honda.
I am NOT super aggressive with the throttle - the car has 53,000 miles on it since I got it brand new in May, 2011, most of which are long-distance highway commuting. Both of my prior Honda Accords (a '91 EX Sedan and an '04 EX-L V-6 Coupe) and my last Nissan ('99 Maxima) were bought brand-new and sold with close to 200,000 miles on them with the original clutch, so I'm fairly confident that its not me.
I'm also pissed b/c this all started just past the 50,000 mile powertrain warranty and I'm now afraid to go to dealer b/c he will charge me a diagnostic just to even tell me what's wrong with the car.
Any ideas? Tech bulletins? Recalls? As always, thanks for your assistance.
#1613 of 1618 Re: 2011 Accord V-6 Manual Tranny Engagement Issues [hondalova]
Oct 08, 2013 (1:20 pm)
Hondas come with a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty if bought new. Take it on their dime.
#1614 of 1618 Re: 2011 Accord V-6 Manual Tranny Engagement Issues [hondalova]
Oct 08, 2013 (4:37 pm)
I have a 08 2.4 5 speed sedan that was great for the first 5k, then started having shift issues like you describe in #1. I also had issues with it popping out of third as I let the clutch out on the upshift. There is a older TSB for the 2003-2008 Accord 6 speed coups for that issue. Apparently the syncro and or shift sleeve was faulty. Your other symptoms sound different from the TSB. After much run around from the dealer, I finally changed my gear lube to synthetic BG Syncro Shift 2 and all shift problems went away. At 75K + and still shifting like butter. I wonder if there is an issue with the cluch and or flywheel? Like the graduate said, get it to the dealer and see what they say. Ride with the tech for a test drive so they can't say "we can't replicate the problem." I heard that line several times from my former dealer.
#1615 of 1618 Re: 2011 Accord V-6 Manual Tranny Engagement Issues [icyou812]
Oct 10, 2013 (8:18 am)
Thank you both. I've always thought the flywheel felt unbalanced on this car but always forgot to mention it to the dealer. I generally don't have the car serviced at the dealer after the 1st year of ownership as it is easier to have my local mechanic by my office (whom I've used for 20+ years - and believe me, I'm a tough critic - this guy is good) do oil changes and basic maintenance service.
I thought powertrain was only 50k - so that's good to know. Will make appointment to bring car in and update you all about what I find.
#1616 of 1618 Re: Steering Wheel Shimmy/Vibration at Highway Speeds [kw_da]
Dec 07, 2013 (12:14 pm)
I hit a curb going way too fast and bent rear wheel. Honda dealer wanted $500 for a new one. A local body shop sold me an aftermarket one for $150. Can't tell the difference. Go online, you can find one for probably even less.
#1617 of 1618 Re: Oil Changes [Grilltender]
Dec 07, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I had the same problem with my '08 4-cyl accord. Received memo to take it in for reset on the computer due to excessive oil consumption. Did that and consumption dropped to less than 1/2 qt in 5000 mi. You might look into that one the 6 cyl as well. May or may not be the same issue.
#1618 of 1618 Re: Steering Wheel Shimmy/Vibration at Highway Speeds [edhornyak]
Dec 07, 2013 (12:41 pm)
I got a great deal on a reconditioned rim from them.
Also, check if shimmy is in the steering wheel or just felt in the seat. If its in the steering wheel, it's likely one of your front rims, while if its in just seat, its probably one of the rears. If your unsure, try rotating them first to see if there's any difference in where you feel it. Any road hazard big enough to damage all four rims at once would almost certainly be a pants-wetting moment. In other words, you'd remember it. Short of that you probably don't need more than two rims at most.