Dear Car Talk Community,
About 3 years ago my wife and I purchased a 95 Honda Accord LX from an older couple. The car is still in fantastic shape minus 2 problems that have all the local garages stumped. I have yet to take it to a Honda specialist due to fear of price. Here are the problems.
At 3,000 rpm the exhaust vibrates and it resonates throughout the car. I have been told that I need a flex pipe. Is that true? The muffler is standard after market, but not stock and the catalytic converter could be original. What do I do here? Do I through money in the wind and get a whole new exhaust system? Or just replace certain parts? By the way this car is bone stock no performance parts what so ever.
For about 10 months the over drive will kick in and out frequently. The other shifts are smooth and on time. If I am lucky I can control it by putting my foot on the gas at a certain degree. But if it is engaged in cruse control it will act up and shift in and out of overdrive. Every 10 to 30 seconds at cruising speed at 70mph. This behavior starts after the car hits 55mph.
I feel I don’t need a new transmission. And last but not least the car has 144,000 miles.
Can you help with some advice?