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    nick
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    I have a 2005 CRV se with about 100,000 miles on it, I bought the car with 70,000 miles on it and shortly after I bought it I noticed a vibration at idle, it can be felt thru the steering wheel and the seat. It does not vibrate while driving, only at idle. It is driving me absolutely crazy to the point where I want to sell the car.

    It is not ignition related, plugs have been changed, throttle body cleaned and fuel injectors cleaned, I’m all good in that department.

    I thought it had something to do with the motor mounts, while trying to trouble shoot, I sat in the car while it was vibrating and had my mechanic jack up the motor with a floor jack, by doing this we were able to make the vibrations go away only one time, every other time we tried the vibration failed to go away. I ordered a set aftermarket of motor mounts which were total garbage and came out quicker than they went in.

    While I had the mounts out I noticed the factory ones seemed to be in perfect shape.

    A set of OEM mounts cost around $500, I would have no problem spending the money if I was for sure it would fix the issue. I did change the top transmission mount with an new OEM mount do fix a vibration I had at takeoff from a dead stop.

    Ive also disconnected the exhaust to eliminate vibration coming thru hangers or flex joints, didnt change anything.

    Some people are try to say its normal for a 4cyl engine to virbate, but my mom has an 06 CRV with about 40k more miles and it idles smooth enough that you cant even tell the car is on, so I know there is something wrong here…..

    Any info would be greatly appreciated

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    A toyotakarl
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    The key thing to remember about a vibration is that vibration is caused by something that is rotating. I think you were on a logical track checking out your mounts.

    Does the vibration occur in park as bad as it does in gear with the brake on?

    A remote possibility could be a cracked flex plate (if an automatic) or an issue with the front crank damper (chunk missing, messing up balance)

    Another possibility is an internal issue (underperforming cylinder due to valve or piston ring damage) – A Compression check can diagnose this.

    Good luck!

    -Karl

    #892796
    nick
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    [quote=”ToyotaKarl” post=201722]The key thing to remember about a vibration is that vibration is caused by something that is rotating. I think you were on a logical track checking out your mounts.

    Does the vibration occur in park as bad as it does in gear with the brake on?

    -Karl[/quote]

    The vibration does occur in drive and reverse with foot on the brake, but it changes, sometimes it gets a little better, sometimes a little worse. Theres jo rhyme or reason to it.

    #892800
    Rahul Jones
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    If the vibration happens while in gear like Drive or Reverse check what RPM it stays at and does switching ON the AC make it worse or better. If so, does the RPM rise up or go down?

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    nick
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    [quote=”rahuljones” post=201727]If the vibration happens while in gear like Drive or Reverse check what RPM it stays at and does switching ON the AC make it worse or better. If so, does the RPM rise up or go down?[/quote]

    Worse in drive, same rpm
    Worse with the ac on

    #892803
    Billy Andrews
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    Shot in the dark… maybe the balancer shaft skipped a tooth?

    #892817
    nick
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    [quote=”relative4″ post=201730]Shot in the dark… maybe the balancer shaft skipped a tooth?[/quote]

    i guess anything is possible, i think its unlikely tho

    #892861
    nick
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    Anyone else?

    #892929
    nick
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    bumpp

    #892930
    Todd Smith
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    How about the harmonic balancer? Is it wobbling during idle?

    #892931
    nick
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    Im not sure, I guess the only way to know is a visual inspection while running?

    #892940
    Todd Smith
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    Right. The pulley should run true when the car is idling. It may be prudent to have someone in the car to keep it idling in drive while you watch the pulley. Allbeit rather hard to see from top side. Perhaps remove the balancer splash shield and have them turn the wheel right. Make sure they only turn the wheel far enough right for you to get a good look. Please don’t place yourself in the path of the vehicle. Or if you are FWD only, then just put it up on stands and observe.

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    Bill Taylor
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    I have a 2004 with the same symptoms and checked/replaced similar parts. I also adjusted the valves. No change. I assumed it was a mount as it feels a mount that is “bound up.” It is a slight vibration, at idol, under load only. Once under way the vehicle is smooth.

    I have this feeling some other part (power steering hose?) may be transmitting engine vibration. Now that the weather in Michigan is getting better, I am going to do a deeper dive into this issue. If anyone else has ideas…please share!

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