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Old 01-09-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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My 2000 Honda Odyssey (175,000 miles) has a vibration when I am accelerating, The vibration occurs between 22-25 mph and again between 42-45mph. Going up or down hill may change the speed at which the vibration occurs up or down a little. The vibration occurs when I am accelerating slowly through the speeds indicated, not when I an accelerating quickly through them. The vibration does not feel like it is tire related, and it is not felt through the steering wheel.

I have had the tires checked, brakes checked, pads & rotor replaced, alignment checked and engine/chassie bolts replaced. Nothing has worked.

I have had it to a repair guy 4 times without luck.

A "Just Answers" Honda guy said it was likely the CV Joints, but that does not square with CV joint symptoms that I have seen.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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My Honda dealer said they have a service bulletin that vibration issues are being caused by the exhaust system and replacement would cost approx. $810.00 to replace. Luckily for me, my problem was corrected by replacing a worn engine bolt. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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My 2000 Honda Odyssey (175,000 miles) has a vibration when I am accelerating, The vibration occurs between 22-25 mph and again between 42-45mph. Going up or down hill may change the speed at which the vibration occurs up or down a little. The vibration occurs when I am accelerating slowly through the speeds indicated, not when I an accelerating quickly through them. The vibration does not feel like it is tire related, and it is not felt through the steering wheel.

I have had the tires checked, brakes checked, pads & rotor replaced, alignment checked and engine/chassie bolts replaced. Nothing has worked.

I have had it to a repair guy 4 times without luck.

A "Just Answers" Honda guy said it was likely the CV Joints, but that does not square with CV joint symptoms that I have seen.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks
It takes a rotating mass to cause this kind of harmonic vibrations. From your list the only thing left to really check it the CV joints. Get them checked no matter what 'cause a CV joint can come apart if it's the cause of the harmonics.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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You may have already checked but I would take a look at the wheel balancing. If its not that then cv joints are probably the culprit.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Il'd look at the engine mounts, tranny mounts and all the rubber suspention mounts. You would move them with a bar no less than 3 feet long to test.

The lower controll arms are very suspect, as well as the links to the body, at both ends where it applies. In general these are steel cased, with rubber inners and another steel bolt liner. They may appear to be good by eye, but have worn out, and are either too soft, come off the steel case, or sagged, where then they get mushy.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:22 AM
 
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i have had a similar problem before and it turned out it was my u joints due to a bad drive shaft angle. after having them replaced, the vibration was gone..
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Torque converter maybe?
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Default honda odyssey vibrations at 22 mph when slowly accelerating

I also have the same problem with our honda 2004 van.
I am convinced it is a transmission problem.
It vibrates horribly as you slowly accelerate but as you said one way to stop it is to accelerate or decelerate, but you have to change speed and gears.
It really bothers me since we did do many repairs that were suggested and none of them solved the problem.
The dealer claimed it was vibration from the exhaust system and the catalytic converter none of those repairs fixed the problem, since it exists to this day, but it sure costs us lots.
I would take it to a transmission specialist and have them diagnose the problem and then have them sign a guarantee that you only pay if they will fix the problem. (might be hard but it well tell you how confident they feel in their diagnosis)
Good luck.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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I've had similar issues. It's one of 2 things. Depending what you mean by "excessive" vibrations. My 2005 Odyssey has significant vibrations in those speed ranges to where I had to take my foot off the accelerator. The issues was a problem with the Torque convertor. Honda is having many issues with this on these vans around 2005. It's a $1900.00 fix, but after enough pushing, the dealer went to the Honda warranty rep and Honda covered 75%. After this issue was fixed I now have a similar issues that is not an excessive vibration but a noticeable vibrations in similar speeds. More often when I put in cruise control and the car is on the verge of exiting the ECO mode switching from 3 cylinder to 6. Right before the change occurs this vibrations becomes very noticeable. This is the VCM modules that counter the vibrations that naturally occur when running in only 3 cylinder mode. I'm in negotiations now and not sure of the costs. Funny thing is that they need to take off these VCM devices in order to replace the torque converter so I'm sticking with that they are somewhat related.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:13 AM
 
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Default Honda odyssey shudders/vibrates certain mph

I have similar problem with my 2005 HONDA ODYSSEY, it shudders and vibrates at certain speed between 45-60 mph and worse uphill. I've changed all the engine mounts, rotate and balance all the tires.
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