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2003 Honda Accord Coup Engine Mount Issues HELP vibrating all over the place!!!

I took my 2003 Honda Accord that has 200,000 mostly highway miles to my machanic because I heard a thumping sound in the wheel (so I thought) He told me it was a broken engine mount (front) and replaced it. When I picked up my car it vibrated all over the place. I was scared to drive it. The steering wheel was bounding around. Anyway I took it back right away and was told that since they replace the front engine mount the others needed to be replaced as well and that was the cause of the vibration. They replaced the other two engine mounts and the car is vibrating even more. Soooooo the decided it was the transmission mounts. So...they replaced the transmission mounts and still my car is vibrating all over the place. Now the machanic says it's the engine and said that it was at least a 5 hour job to do but could not give me any promises that that was going to fix my car. So, I took it to the honda dealer to have their tech look into it. The tech thought the vibration was caused by a broken air tube, replaced it (at no cost) but the car still vibrating..Honda checked the replaced engine and transmission mounts, said they were okay but noticed that the original bolt on the front mount was replaced by a oversized bolt and they think that is the problem since the vibration did not occur until the machanic replaced the front motor mount. Honda suggested I take the car back to the mechanic since it would cost me much money for them to fix it. I had Honda explain the issue to the mechanic about the bolt and they seem to disagree. I'm still waiting to hear from the mechanic as to when to bring my car back so that they can finally fix it. i think the made more of a problem in the first place. Does anyone have any idea what this problem. I really really need my car or I can not work. HELP


  • edited January 2011
    Ever heard of paragraphs? Your post is very hard to read as is, and that's going to limit your responses.

    That's your problem.

    Any mechanic who would deliver a car that "vibrated all over the place" is not to be trusted.

    Didn't they test drive the car after the engine mount replacement?

    If not, why not?

    If they knew all of the engine mounts needed to be replaced, why didn't they tell you that in the first place?

    I think you need a new mechanic, someone familiar with Honda engines.

    And, again, paragraphs would really help. It makes my eyes hurt to read your post.
  • edited January 2011
    Questions. When you first took the car in for this thumping sound did the engine idle smoothly, accelerate without bucking, etc.?

    Could it be driven down the road without shaking or pulling to one side, lurching, etc.?
  • edited January 2011
    Sorry about that text. I've never written in to a blog in my life so I'm still learing the rules.

  • edited January 2011
    I asked the same questions...Like did you notice the car shaking before you gave it back to me?

    I also asked why would you replace one mount when all three needed needed to be replaced??

    I took it to Honda for expert I may have to find another person to fix it.

    I can not imagine what this is going to cost.
  • edited January 2011
    You need a new mechanic or two. One issue is the miles on the car. Alot of things could be an issue. But the dealer should have been a lot more help in finding a vibration issue. I think I need more info on what is vibrating and when. Does it vibrate a lot only when moving? Does it vibrate hard at idle? If you race the engine in neutral does it vibrate badly?
  • edited January 2011
    I question whether it was even a broken engine mount to begin with. A "thumping sound in the wheel" sounds like a bad tire, not a broken engine mount. Find a new mechanic.
  • edited January 2011
    It vibrates hard at idle (stearing wheel moving) and when moving. It vibrates in neutral

    as well, but not as much.

  • edited January 2011
    Anybody know a good mechanic in the Macungie PA area that knows how to fix Hondas??????
  • edited January 2011
    Time to consult the Mechanics Files:
  • edited January 2011
    We still need more info to make even a half-guess at this.
    Was the car vibrating at idle before you took it in the first time?

    What is this 5 hour engine work you mention?

    Point being that if the problem is engine related (and possible at 200k miles) one cylinder being down on compression may cause vibration or shuddering, etc.
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