Just bought a ’97 Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Sarita, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Sarita

    Sarita Guest

    Hi! Just bought a ’97 Accord. It has 109,000K, and I’ve noticed that
    it makes a grinding noise, like something slipping, at around (give or
    take a little) 2,000 RPM’s. It only happens after about 1/2 hour of
    driving, and it might happen just a few times then, when I try to
    accelerate. It’s very frustrating becuase I have 2 more weeks on the
    warranty, and becuse it’s such an intermittent problem, the dealership
    doesn’t hear it when they test drive it. Any suggestions??? :?
    Sarita, Dec 3, 2006
  2. Sarita

    Woody Guest

    Try recording it.
    Woody, Dec 3, 2006
  3. Sarita

    duckbill Guest

    Two thoughts for you to consider. First document the problem and how you
    have tried to get the dealership to deal with it. Make sure the
    dealership writes up your problem and reports what they have checked, in
    writing. Consider leaving the car there overnight. Second,lossen all of
    the drive belts and spin the accessories (alternator / AC idler / etc.) by
    hand to see if you have a bearing going bad or an accessory binding. I
    would also spin all of the wheels by hand to see if I could detect any
    noise or roughness. Good luck!
    duckbill, Dec 5, 2006
  4. my 97 honda does the same exact thing but only when i drive it in D4.
    i’ve have a brand new radiator, c.v. axils, all the belts, and the oil
    checks out good.the fuses even look good. my dealership also could not
    find a problem. but i know its there. my car sound like your riding
    the white line in the street
    hottieis2cute4u, Dec 16, 2006
  5. Sarita

    motsco_ Guest


    It could be the ABS motor running, since it will 'charge' when you
    accelerate (to hide it's noise). Dealer didnt' suggest it?

    motsco_, Dec 16, 2006
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