I have a 2004 Honda Accord EX (4 cyl) with 102k miles. I bought it brand new and kept it completely in shape with regular service. For the past few months I start getting front end vibration at braking, mostly when slowing from high speeds and without any repair this vibration has now became common at all speed… my diagnosis - I need to replace to turn disk/rotors… please advise on my diagnosis!
While I have not remedy the rotor issue yet, I started getting this new vibration at 60 to 80 mph… Below and above this range of speed i have no vibrations - the car will drive fine. This type of vibration in my experience for front wheel drives is mostly due to balancing or bad tires. so i took the easy way … and as i already needed tires well i dished out the dough and replaced all four with Michelin Primacy hoping that it will resolve the speed related vibration… Well it did not?
I continue to drive as-is without addressing the real problem - coz I’m not sure what is causing the vibration… now new additional vibration started on acceleration; any time I hit the gas pedal (normal acceleration or kick-down) I get vibration very similar to when a stick shift’s gearbox required replacement/repair of the worn out pressure plate’s (fingers/springs gets bent or weak) or the thrust bearing needs replacements/repair/grease packing. I’m from the old school stickshift transmission, my knowledge in automatic is very little - I have repaired Acura’s automatic transmission before but I don’t think repairing once will make me an expert in automatic.
So to summarize my issues or current state:
Issue# 1 front end vibration on braking
Issue# 2 front end vibration 60 to 80 mph speed only
Issue# 3 front end vibration on acceleration at all speed
The list above is in sequential order as I have experienced.