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SHOBU
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TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2017 15:59
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Wanted opinion of anyone that had the same type of issue.

When pressing the accelerator between 60 and 80 mph the car vibrates pretty badly ... steering wheel does not really shake.

No vibrations when not accelerating or below/above indicated speeds with acceleration

My Acura dealership said it was a "bent" rim by only visually inspecting the tires.

Took it to my cousin who works at a GM dealership which had electronics/machines to check balance of wheel/tire. He said the rims are fine but one of the tires had a shifted belt.

Tires were fairly new as I changed them last year so I replaced/balanced the one tire ... problem has not gone away.

Next step, my cousin has the same year TSX but 4 cylinder version so we are going to exchange the tires of our cars to see if vibration disappears ... if not then we think it could be the drive shafts? I am hoping not as the OEM ones here in Canada are $1000 for each one ... and the OEM rim is around $900 which is not cheap either.

Has anyone had experience with this type of thing or had a similar issue? What have you found?

Any input is greatly appreciated as I hate throwing money at this "chasing" the problem.

Thanks.

typer_801
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Re: TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2017 17:00
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Did you look at the Axles yet? If a CV joint is on it's way out, accelerating creates a vibration like a out of balance tire.
Fan Koni
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Re: TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2017 20:03
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Had the Cv joints / shafts replaced on the MT version.
Aftermarket but new ones, not rebuilt versions I'd suggest.

owequitit
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Re: TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2017 02:38
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SHOBU wrote:
Wanted opinion of anyone that had the same type of issue.

When pressing the accelerator between 60 and 80 mph the car vibrates pretty badly ... steering wheel does not really shake.

No vibrations when not accelerating or below/above indicated speeds with acceleration

My Acura dealership said it was a "bent" rim by only visually inspecting the tires.

Took it to my cousin who works at a GM dealership which had electronics/machines to check balance of wheel/tire. He said the rims are fine but one of the tires had a shifted belt.

Tires were fairly new as I changed them last year so I replaced/balanced the one tire ... problem has not gone away.

Next step, my cousin has the same year TSX but 4 cylinder version so we are going to exchange the tires of our cars to see if vibration disappears ... if not then we think it could be the drive shafts? I am hoping not as the OEM ones here in Canada are $1000 for each one ... and the OEM rim is around $900 which is not cheap either.

Has anyone had experience with this type of thing or had a similar issue? What have you found?

Any input is greatly appreciated as I hate throwing money at this "chasing" the problem.

Thanks.



A tire balance issue will occur at set speeds (it is a harmonic vibration, so it will come in multiples of the lowest speed, but usually is most common around 70-80MPH) and it will occur regardless of throttle position. You will typically only feel it in the steering wheel if it is one of the front wheels and not the back.

If it only happens under power, then it is most likely a driveshaft problem or an engine mount problem.

Nick GravesX
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Re: TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2017 08:52
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Not clear whether you balanced all four wheels?

It's the easiest place to start and a lost balance weight on the rear can produce weird vibrations up front!

Do V6s rip their engine mounts as easily as Leg Ends and Ludes do? It's quite a common failing.

SHOBU
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Re: TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2017 10:09
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I am starting to suspect axle / drive shaft

Between 60 and 80 when I am not accelerating the car does not really vibrate ... below 60 the car behaves 100% normal.

As soon as I apply power between 60 and 80 the steering wheel does not move but the car vibrates ... rear passengers told me they can actually see my front seat "shake"

When I apply power > 80 mph vibration is no longer there or not as badly.

All wheels have been checked for balance and supposedly rims are OK ... that's why we are going to do one final test which is swap my tires with my cousin's TSX ... (same year just 4 cylinder version ... so tires will be one inch smaller) to see if the vibration persists or not.


Could not believe the price of OEM drive shaft components, way too much to put on an 7/8 year old car now.

I will probably go with after market ... my cousin said he can get some that are made in Japan for around 200$ Canadian.

Any suggestions of any brands to buy or stay away from in terms of aftermarket?

SHOBU
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Re: TSX V6 Vibrations between 60-80mph    (Score: 1, Normal) 01-08-2018 11:00
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So finally had an Acura dealership confirm it is the Drive Shafts causing the vibrations.

I opted to have them fix it instead of my cousin so I can get some form of warranty.

They pushed to have the OEM parts but I said I was not willing to spend that amount of money on an 8 year old car (OEM is $2000 CAD total for both)

So then they said they would install TRAKMOTIVE ones which are about $400 CAD total for both + labor and I get a 1 year warranty.

Has anyone used TRAKMOTIVE before as far as shafts go ... anything I should be worried about?


 
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