2007 Honda CRV Intermittent washboard noise when driving

Tiny
ARIAL
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  • 2007 HONDA CRV
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 74,000 MILES
I have been having some issues with my 2007 Honda CRV. When driving along, ( and this is intermittent ) all of a sudden it feels like I am driving over a washboard. If I lift my foot off the accelerator, it stops. Then it seems to drive normally, only to do this again sometime later. If I leave my foot on the accelerator when this happens, it really seems to make it worse and it feels like I am driving on a rumble strip. My tires are only a year old and have less than 10,000 miles on them. And this happens on nice smooth roads too.
Had a local mechanic check it out and he seemed to think nothing was wrong. He even drove it. It must not have acted up then. I am stumped and worried something serious may be going on. Can you shed any light?
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 5:26 PM

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Tiny
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This is a tough one not being there. Tell me, when you feel it, do you notice it more in the steering or the floor / seat of the vehicle?
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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That's a had one. To me it seems more from the steering or tires than the floor or seat. But I can't be really sure. The fact that it is intermittent really bugs me. Again, the nearest I can describe it is that it feels like a washboard when it does this. Sorry I can't be more specific than that. Can you give me your best guess on what it might be if it were from the steering/tires. And what it might be if it is from the floor/seat. That way I have a few directions to go upon.
Also, would you recommend that it go to a dealer rather than a local mechanic. Perhaps dealers might have more of an idea, especially if they have had other CRV's act this same way.
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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If you feel it more in the steering, chances are it is from the front wheels. A loose tie rod could be allowing one of the tires to vibrate back and forth. I would recommend have all steering components checked for excessive play. Any shop should be able to do that for you.
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely do that.I just hope I can get a definitive answer to the problem. I really appreciate the time you took to answer my concerns. Arial
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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Keep me updated. Let me know what is found and I can help direct you.

Joe
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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I have the same exact rumple strip vibration on my 2007 Honda CRV. The dealership can not reproduce the problem, as it is intermittent. Have you found out any solution yet
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 AT 12:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi.I think I can help you. I found a mechanic who figured out my problem. It was a transmission issue. He changed my transmission fluid. Cost $150. And the car has run smoothly since. I've not had any more of the rumbling or washboard sensation. I think it might be worth trying in your case as it sure worked for me. I was so glad someone figured out the issue.
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 AT 12:38 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the information, I will give it a try.
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 AT 2:36 PM

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