2007 Honda Odyssey Engine Shaking?

Tiny
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  • 2007 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 37,000 MILES
Recently I've noticed that my van is shaking really bad, then it just stops. It does it at 25 MPH all the way up to 70MPH so I don't think speed is a factor. It hasn't done it enough to determine if it's on acceleration or deceleration, but I would say I mostly notice it at idle or cruising speed. It does do it at a particular location of my commute but again I dont think it has anything to do with terrain or speed. If I were have to make an educated guess I would say it does it on acceleration. It will almost violently shake from the front end and then 3 seconds later it just stops. It doesnt seem like a tire or rim problem because I've had those before and know what they feel like. Also, it's a front to back shake as opposed to a side to side shake. Kind of feels like your driving over 30 or so mini speed bumps. My car is fairly new with fairly low miles so I wouldnt suspect a transmission problem but who knows. Also the other day I stopped at a stop sign then when I went to start going again it felt like the transmission was in nuetral, I even checked to make sure I was in drive, but by the time I looked down and checked then looked back up again it started going, this seems odd to me as well, seeing as though I was in drive when I came to the stop sign and never shifted out of drive, yet it felt like it was in nuetral. Any ideas? I don't know if the problems are even related as it's only done the nuetral thing once but it shakes randomly all the time.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2009 AT 3:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi cogixxer,

Problem seems to be drive train related and since mileage is low and vehicle rather new, it would be best to get it checked by the dealear as vehicle should still be within warranty.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 3:37 AM
Tiny
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Problem is, the dealership can't fix the problem if they can't duplicate the problem, I've learned that having a car under warranty. If they can't duplicate the problem, well, you're just stuck with it. Any ideas of what part of the drive train could cause this?
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 11:23 PM
Tiny
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You had an instance of transmission slipping for a short moment and that could mean a problem with the trans or its control.

The vibration, if drive train related would most likely be due to CV shaft inner joints. Lack of lubrication would cause imbalance in the joints and cause intermittent vibration, especially under slight acceleration.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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That sounds to be point on! It did it again today and I'm starting to get the impression it does it under slight acceleration. Would this be something I can do myself with a grease gun and some grease or a deeper problem? I'm out of my original warranty but still have drive train warranty but they charge a $50 diagnostic charge, grease would be much cheaper. As far as the tranny slipping that one time, I guess I will just ignore it for now, that is until it does it again. Thanks!
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 AT 4:23 PM
Tiny
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To service the CV inboard joints, you need to remove the CV shaft, rubber boots and joints to check for wear and relubricated.

For the mileage indicated, unless the boots are torn or not correctly installed resulting in grease being spilled out, it should not be causing the problem.
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Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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Do you have a touring model? If you feel vibration when the engine is at idle usually the motor mounts are bad.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:48 PM

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