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2004 Honda pilot: strange noise occasionally..driving along..40 mph

I have a 2004 Honda...
I have a 2004 Honda pilot and it is making a strange noise occasionally. When driving along somewhere between 30 and 40 mph it gives a feel like going over rumble strips. It only lasts about a second or two and does not happen all the time, just once and a while. It sounds like it is coming from the rear of the vehicle. The Pilot has 115000 miles and is otherwise trouble free.
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Hello welcome to just answer I'm Master Tech and will be able to assist you today.

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does this happen when under light throttle

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yes

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I answered the experts question regarding under light throttle and am waiting a reponse

ok then this is a bad torque converter .

 

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sorry about the delay I did not get a reply from the site that you answered.

 

this is a real common problem we have and this vibration is the torque convert that is slipping.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Is this a major problem or can I just ignore it. What is the solution to the problem and what is the approximate cost?

this is a major Job and the cost will be around 1700-2000 parts and labor.

the torque converter is 640.00 plus 10 hours of labor

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Can I continue driving this vehicle without changing the converter?

yes but long term is the big question we have yet to see the long term results.

so will this make the transmission fail or just the converter failure.

we have had some customers drive these for over a year and seem to be working still.

I would recommend letting off the gas pedal when this does shudder and then get back on the gas after it stops.

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