ACCELERATING

2005 Honda Accord

Tiny

kmustac

March, 25, 2010 AT 11:55 AM

Shakes or Wobbles problem
2005 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 35,000 miles

Hey, Just recently I began to notice my Honda shaking (steering wheel mainly) when I begin to accelerate with most of the shaking occuring at ONLY 60MPH. I also hear like a frequent bump noise that goes along with the shaking. Any idea on what may be causing this? The ouside of the tires look fine.

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7 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

March, 26, 2010 AT 11:59 AM

Hi kmustac,

Symptoms indicates possible fault with the CV shaft inner joints. Get them checked for broken boots and lack of lubricants.

Tiny

kmustac

March, 26, 2010 AT 12:12 PM

Mechanic told me it was the axle and that it was bent. Had to replace, cost $300.

Tiny

KHLow2008

March, 26, 2010 AT 12:20 PM

Unless there are impact damages, if not the axle would not get bent.

The CV shaft is the axle shaft.

Tiny

kmustac

March, 26, 2010 AT 12:24 PM

Should I ask to look at the part that is being replaced to see the dent?

Tiny

KHLow2008

March, 27, 2010 AT 2:14 PM

Yes you can but might not see much as it is not going to be noticeable.

That is the part that I suspect to be faulty as well so the repair is logical.

Tiny

Sunstorm

March, 28, 2010 AT 2:40 PM

I have the exact same problem with my 2004 Accord. After having the alignment checked, the tired balanced and roated, I was told I needed to replace the Axle shaft assembly. The quote for having both done was $538.

I have 90k miles on the car. The vibration starts at aout 58 mph and stops at around 65 mph. There is also a less notiable vibration at around 25 mph.

1. Will replacing the axel shaft assembly really solve the vibrating problem?

2. What will happen if I don't replace the axel shaft assembly?

Tiny

KHLow2008

March, 28, 2010 AT 3:11 PM

Hi Sunstorm,

Yes, the symptoms do indicate possible faults with the axle shaft.

If they are the cause, replacing them would solve the problem.

Continued used of the vehicle with the excessive vibration can damage the trans axle bearings.

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