Vibration in steering wheel and dashboard

Tiny
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I have a 1998 Honda Accord 4-dr Sedan 4-cyl. Whenever I apply the brakes and come to a complete stop or leave the car running and in park or drive, I get a bad vibration in the steering wheel and dash. It use to do this very bad whenever the ac is turned on, but now it's with or without it on.
Another problem is that the check engine light came on about two months ago. Took car to auto zone to test with computer scanner. It showed that oxygen sensor in bank one is bad. Changed oxygen sensor and about one month later, check enging light is on again. Take car back to auto zone to test again and it shows oxygen sensor in bank one is bad. Well I changed it again and about 20 minutes down the road, guess what? Check engine light is back on.
Change oxygen sensor in front of cat converter and cat converter back in 2004.
Could it be the oxygen sensor causing the vibration in steering wheel and dash board? Honda dealer said that there were too many sensors to determine the cause of vibration. Isn't that why they have the computer scanner for? To solve the problem.

---Check engine light
---Bad vibration in steering wheel and dashboard
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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 AT 9:38 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the motor mounts? Someone of the other moderators might take a different tack on this, but I am concerned that a strong vibration is knocking the O2 sensors out. It could be the O2 causing the vibration but check the mounts for starters.
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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 AT 10:48 AM
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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 AT 11:26 AM
Tiny
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O2 sensor was changed 2 times and the light keeps coming back on. There is no vibration while driving, it's only when you come to a complete stop or the car is in park. If I accelerate the gas pedal then it stops. It seemed like once the O2 sensor was changed about a day ago the vibration stopped and about 20 mins down the road the check engine light was back on again.
Honda repairs are so expensive until it's not even funny. I had front end (sway bar)work done about 2 months ago and changed out thermostat housing and distributor housing with tune-up. Wondering if something was overlooked ($980.00). Any other ideas about the O2 sensor (why the check engine light is on)
Thanks for the reply
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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 AT 11:27 AM
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Sunday, January 28th, 2007 AT 2:58 PM
Tiny
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You were so right. Car got worse the next day, so I brought it to the shop and sure enough all three bolts in the main motor mount were broken.

Now my question is how does three bolts break all at one time? I was involved in a car accident about a month ago where I was rear-ended and pushed into the car in front of me. Could this accident have caused the motor mount to break?
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Sunday, January 28th, 2007 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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Yep I had the same issue with my prelude but it my case it wasnt cuz of an accident it was cuz of a mechanic that wanted to get my clutch replaced faster so insted of putting all the bolts back in the guy just threw 3 of my transmission bolts and 2 of my motor mount bolts ontop of the transmission how they stayed there for 4-6 months inbetween service is beyond me next time I had the clutch replaced cuz the first guy did a horrible job includeing missing the guide bering, but yes an accident can break motor mount bolts
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Saturday, February 17th, 2007 AT 8:54 AM
Tiny
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Glad I found your posting, I have the same issue. How much did it cost you to fix? Was it a quick repair?
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Sunday, February 18th, 2007 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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I got off kinda lucky sence the guy that fond it was putting in my clutch too so he just did it for free but you can do it your self if u have say a 1 1/2 ton jack or an engine hoist, just lift up the engine alittle to get the weight off the bolts, u should get the bolt lengths and stregnths from a chiltons or something and just replace em I dont know if he used a torque wrench on em or not so youd probably have to ask some 1
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Sunday, February 18th, 2007 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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It only cost me $130.00 for the repairs.
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Monday, February 19th, 2007 AT 8:31 AM

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