2004 Honda Accord very strong vibrations from 40 mph to 70

Tiny
KREWERUGBY04
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Whole car shakes from 40 to 70 mph, my buddy said it might be the differential up front? It used to be at 60 mph until 70 mph and then would taper off. Now its dropped down to 40 mph all the way to 70 and a little over that, its getting worse. We had all tires replaced, rotated, rims checked, wheels balanced 3 times, cv's checked, tire pressure you name it besides ripping this thing apart. Weve owned it since the milage read 000056 and have had this problem for about 4 months now and since the milage read 120000.
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 4:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hi krewerugby04,

Were the CV shaft inboard joints checked? Lack of lubrication in the joints would cause the symptoms described.
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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No idea ill have to check on that, what if those are ok, any other suggestion or ideas?
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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Worse case scenario would be bad trans differential. This would result in excessive side play of the inboard joints plugged into trans.
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 8:45 AM
Tiny
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Well that sucks, I just got a quote, and im thinking im going to be fixing everything but that, any ideas on where to start? Or maybe even a good mechanic here in tampa?
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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Sorry I do not have any recommendations to offer.

I would suggest starting with the CV shaft inboard joints. Check for broken boots or spilled greased around the joints. If boots are torn or grease is splashed all over the trans and suspension members, that is a sign of problem from the joints.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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No broken boots or grease leaks ANYWHERE on the car, which im kinda proud of, since its my wifes car and she has no idea how to drive. But yeah the boots are in tact no tears or leaks, im assuming its the right front, my wife just told me she nailed a curb awhile back. Whatever that means. And it was the right front, that sucks about not having any references for tampa, I could use a GOOD mechanic. Ill just check online for some good reviews or something. If the boots arnt torn, you think it could still be the cv shafts? Im sorry for dragging this on man, I just want some kind of education on what im fixing before I take it to some guy who gives me a bill for 3 grand or whatever for cv joints and shafts that shouldnt be more than a few hundred if not a little more. Thank you so much for your time and patience. This website is a blessing.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 12:23 PM

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