2007 Hond CR-V Vibrating

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#1

My 2007 Honda CR-V has started to vibrate when I am driving around 45-50 miles an hour. Seems to be in the wheels. Doesn’t happen all the time. At first I thought the road was rough, but now happens more often only for brief period then drives normally. The majority of the time, it’s when I take my foot off the gas to maintain or slow speed. Car dealer took it for a test drive. They told me my tire pressure was too high and took air out, but the problem persists. They checked the wheel bearings, the joints, etc. Any suggestions?


#2

when you say only for a brief period, is that because it stops happening even though you’re still going 45-50, or because it stops happening after you slow down or speed up beyond that range?


#3

I have to increase the speed for it to stop.


#4
You can try rotating tyres.  If it  [i] changes[/i], then you have reduced the possibilities to wheels or tyres.  I would double check the tyre pressure as well.  Find the recommended pressure in the owner's manual or on a sticker somewhere on the car. (note, the pressure indicated on the side of the tyre is NOT a recommended pressure, it is a maximum pressure. 

Next would be a stop at a good frame and alignment shop.

#5

This problem began in October and my son, a 10-year tire technician, put the tires on in January. As I said, the dealership dropped the tire pressure and that only caused my gas mileage to drop. It may need an alignment. Thanks!


#6

a few years ago a vehicle i was taking care of had a bubble/tread separation that only revealed itself at a higher speed; something to do with the centrifugal forces and changing shape of the tire as it speeds up. a tire shop could remove the tires and give them a high speed spin like they do for balancing a tire and possible discover something of the sort.


#7

It had nothing to do with the tires. Turns out that it was the transmission. I brought it to a non-dealer oil change place a few months ago. They put a generic automatic trans fluid in. The dealership drained it a few times and kept trying it after putting in the Honda at fluid. It solved the problem…hopefully it will last!


#8

Now you have seen firsthand the folly of going to those quick-lube places.
Weekly, they are reputed to destroy a number of engines and transmissions, nationwide.

Hopefully your transmission survives their incorrect fluid and does not become part of their sorry statistics.


#9

Yes, that will teach me for not following my instincts and listening to my ex-husband.