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Big G

Big G 1/28/2013

2000 Honda Accord LX 4 Cyl 2.30L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

What could cause a pulsating vibration from driverside front area?

The faster you go the louder it gets and when car i in neutral the sound is still there which leads me to believe it is the drivetrain.

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hikegnp 1/28/2013

You could have a tire that is going bad, driveshaft that is failing, or a warped brake rotor. Check the tire for any signs of uneven wear on the tread. If that looks fine, you might have a tire shop inspect it anyway just to be sure. Does the vibration change when you accelerate hard? If so, it might be a driveshaft. I had a driveshaft fail that had a little vibration at normal speeds, but when accelerating or going up a hill it would vibrate worse. If the vibration gets worse when you apply the brakes while moving, it might be a the brake rotor warped. You might be able to have it turned or just have to replace it.


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