96 accord shaking and thumping sounds when accelerating

Discussion in 'Accord' started by weezel18, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. weezel18

    weezel18 Guest

    My 96 Accord shakes( like I have a flat tire) and makes a loud
    thumping sound. It usually starts around 65 mph. and continues even at
    low speeds. It comes and goes and only does it when I accelerate. I
    have taken it into 2 diff. places and no one can figure out what is
    wrong. Any ideas as to what it could be???
    weezel18, Feb 14, 2007
  2. weezel18

    Joe LaVigne Guest

    Can be lots of things... First things to check would be tire wear, wheel
    balance and alignment.

    If all of those are OK, it could be a ball joint, or other suspension item...
    Joe LaVigne, Feb 14, 2007
  3. weezel18

    weezel18 Guest

    I got the tires balanced aligned etc. They said my tires look fine.
    The other place I took it to said everything looked fine. Could it
    possibly be the motor mounts? I know those don’t wear out often so
    it may have been something the mechanics overlooked???
    weezel18, Feb 14, 2007
  4. weezel18

    Joe LaVigne Guest

    I would expect worn motor mounts to cause vibration at idle or lower speed.
    Joe LaVigne, Feb 14, 2007
  5. Odd as it sounds, others have reported clunking on acceleration being fixed
    after axle replacement. I expect the shops have at least looked at the CV
    joint boots, but apparently it can happen in spite of the boots being

    No easy test I know of, and replacing axles on blind suspicion is fairly

    Michael Pardee, Feb 14, 2007
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