An ominous jiggling


#1

Hi all,



I have a 95 Honda Accord in good mechanical shape. Just took it in for an oil change not two days ago. The courtesy check said all was fine. I then took a long drive (500 miles). Now I notice as I’m accelerating from a full stop (say, at a stoplight) that the car seems to be bouncing or jiggling as it speeds up - the kind of feeling you’d get when you’re driving on a bridge with an 18 wheeler passing you. I can see it by looking at the steering wheel, which rattles around (and veers to the right)if I take my hands off it. I don’t hear any audible sounds - i.e. knocking, grinding, etc., and the sensation seems to disappear once the car picks up more speed. Any ideas what this might be? I’m almost afraid to ask.


#2

It could be as simple as the engine misfiring because of a clogged fuel filter.


#3

Check your tyres, did you clip any kerbs recently ?


#4

I think I would check the transmission fluid. Sounds like it might be a shudder in the torque converter.