Honda

Have Honda Questions? Ask a Honda Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Honda
This answer was rated:

odyssey: Honda odyssey 2010 – when I accelerate slowly I feel

Honda odyssey 2010 – when...
Honda odyssey 2010 – when I accelerate slowly I feel a vibration (buffeting) between 20 and 30 mph. It only last for a few seconds. This does not happen when accelerating quickly or if I speed up to 20 and ease off the gas pedal slightly. I had a mechanic check it out and he does not feel it is a transmission problem. He thinks it may be caused by the emission control system valves not opening and closing properly at the speed and acceleration as mentioned above. Can any one suggest what might be the cause?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Honda Question
Answered in 25 minutes by:
10/5/2013
Edward
Edward, Auto Service Technician
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 3,190
Experience: I have over 20 years experience in the automotive service industry.
Verified

Edward :

Hello, and thanks for your question, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do all I can to help. Let me first ask, Have you ever noticed the check engine light coming on? or have you seen it come on when driving?

Customer:

No

Edward :

Alright, Most likely there are no codes stored then. That in my opinion would mean, that everything to do with the emission system is alright. Because these newer Honda's are pretty sensitive when it comes to setting off the check engine light if there is a fault code stored.

Edward :

If you are just cruising at 25 mph, on level ground, or slightly downhill, with your foot off the gas pedal, you don't feel it? It's just under a slight acceleration that you feel it?

Customer:

yes. If I am above 30 and slow down unde 20 and then slowly accelerate it may happen again.

Edward :

Alright, I feel this is one of two things,

Customer:

It only seems to happen under slow acceleration

Edward :

It is either a weak or cracked engine or transmission mount,

Edward :

or a defective CV joint. and I would lean towards a defective CV joint, and most likely the drivers side.

Customer:

what is a cv joint..

Edward :

constant velocity joint.

Edward :

It is what runs from the transmission to the front wheels, to transmit driving power to them.

Edward :

If they get any wear in them, they will give you that vibration under acceleration.

Customer:

this van has 32000 miles. would it wear this quickly

Edward :

Not usually. But, I've seen them wear out before then.

Edward :

I don't believe the vibration is being caused by anything in the engine, If it was, it would set off a check engine light in my opinion,

Edward :

because that would be associated with a misfire, or a poor running condition.

Edward :

Just to double check, I would rotate the tires first, see if it made any difference at all.

Edward :

and have the technician check the tires for wear to make sure the alignment isn't off any. and if that checks out and rotating the tires makes no difference, then I would have the engine and transmission mounts looked at for any signs of wear or cracking, and if they were fine, I suspect the CV joint as the culprit.

Customer:

ok. this is what I will ask the dealer to look for. I a do not want anyone suggesting transmission until other possiblites are eliminated

Edward :

You have a 5/60 powertrain warranty. and if it is a CV joint, it should be covered.

Edward :

I understand, I do not feel it is in the transmission.

Edward :

It's either a engine mount, or transmission mount, or a worn CV joint in my opinion.

Customer:

ok. thanks. thats about all we can cover at this point

Edward
Edward, Auto Service Technician
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 3,190
Experience: I have over 20 years experience in the automotive service industry.
Verified
Edward and 87 other Honda Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Edward Your Own Question
Edward
Edward
Edward, Auto Service Technician
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 3,190
3,190 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have over 20 years experience in the automotive service industry.

Edward is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you very much for saving my daughter and her family a lot of money on her Honda. You are definitely on my list for future help. Thanks, again.

FredUSA

I just heard from my mechanic. You were right...a $45.00 job. THANK YOU!! Your response was received in less than 10 minutes!!

Linda B.USA

Your answers were clear and the diagrams were perfect. Dealer wanted $87 for an hour of labor and even I did it in 15 minutes.

EdUSA

HONDA PLATINUM was great. I really appreciate his help. I was ready to trade my new Honda until he told me to wait until I got 3,000 miles on it and my gas mileage would get much better.

SummerUSA

I took the Power Steering O-Ring service bulletin linked from JustAnswer to my Acura dealer, and not only did they no-charge the o-ring, they also replaced the power steering pump at no cost.

Gary RStevenson Ranch, CA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kyle N.

Kyle N.

Honda Master Tech

3,635 satisfied customers

Honda Dealer Tech, ASE Master Auto Tech

John G.

John G.

Honda Technician

2,643 satisfied customers

Dealership tech since 1982. ASE and Honda Master Technician.

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

511 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

Bosch Master Tech

123 satisfied customers

Bosch Certified Master Technician

Amedee

Amedee

Former ASE Master Technician

1,391 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

381 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Tech 34 years.

thebesthonda

thebesthonda

ASE MasterTechnician

2,299 satisfied customers

26 years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Honda Questions
2001 Honda Odyssey. Works fine, but the manual activation
2001 Honda Odyssey. Works fine, but the manual activation when trying to close the door doesn't work. It can be closed from the dash button though.… read more
BigBob
BigBob
Service Manager
High School or GED
2,846 satisfied customers
2003 Honda Odyssey intermittently won't start. My wife just
My wife just called me and was stuck. She gave it a few minutes then tried again and it worked. Any ideas? I changed the battery a few weeks ago and double checked the connections the other day. They are clean and tight. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,964 satisfied customers
I have an 02 Honda Odyssey and it was diagnosed that the oil
Hello, I have an 02 Honda Odyssey and it was diagnosed that the oil leak I am having is coming from the oil pump seal or gasket that is cracked and leaking, when I got 2 2nd opions one of which used t… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2006 Odyssey passenger sliding door won't open. I have the
2006 Odyssey passenger sliding door won't open. I have the inside door panel off, the mechanism seem to function at the door handle and the lower unit. The motor makes a low whirring noise for a secon… read more
kwiggins29059
kwiggins29059
Associate Degree
219 satisfied customers
05 Odyssey's dual sliding doors only by inserting key, hatch
05 Odyssey's dual sliding doors only by inserting key, hatch only when inserting key and when engine is on … read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
511 satisfied customers
I have an 02 honda odyssey van that would start just fine
I have an 02 honda odyssey van that would start just fine every time except the other day it cranked for 15 seconds before starting then started fine till the next morning it would crank and act like … read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
P1457. 2003 Honda Odyssey 3.5 L engine. Automatic 100,000. I
I have replaced the evap purge valve, the evap pressure sensor, and the evap vent valve … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Does the ignition immobilizer work on a 2015 odyssey if you
Does the ignition immobilizer work on a 2015 odyssey if you have a metal key and the brake code?… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
My 05 Odyssey Touring navigation is inoperable. It says
My 05 Odyssey Touring navigation is inoperable. It says unable to load software. With the screen not working, I am not able to adjust the clock or see the rear view camera … read more
Shawn Few
Shawn Few
AS
65 satisfied customers
D indicator flashes periodically, 2009 Odyssey, Dealer -
Dealer - Transmisssion Flush(nothing unusual). Solenoid D replaced … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,023 satisfied customers
My 2003 Honda Odyssey can't shift it unless the dash P
My 2003 Honda Odyssey can't shift it unless the dash P (park) red is on. What part do I need to replace? To get this to come on every time? I have already replaced the Brake Light Switch … read more
Steve
Steve
technician/service adviser
Bachelor's Degree
12 satisfied customers
We just purchased a 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite with
We just purchased a 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite with the intention of towing it behind our Prevost. We saw your previous note where the 2014 can be towed. However, we cannot find a baseplate for … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
No power to the climate control panel on 2005 Odyssey.
no power to the climate control panel on 2005 Odyssey … read more
Honda-Man
Honda-Man
Associate Degree
3,134 satisfied customers
I have a 2014 Odyssey Touring the video player is not
I have a 2014 Odyssey Touring the video player is not working audio only no video … read more
Shawn Few
Shawn Few
AS
65 satisfied customers
Have 2005 Odyssey that the drivers side window works
Have 2005 Odyssey that the drivers side window works intermittently. It always goes down, but there are times when it is lowered, it will not go back up. … read more
Edward
Edward
Auto Service Technician
3,190 satisfied customers
2007 Honda Odyssey EX L, brought the van to a transmission
2007 Honda Odyssey EX L, brought the van to a transmission shop for tranny service. They told me the fluid smelled and looked burned and suspected torque converter issues. They proceeded to rebuild th… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Honda Odyssey 2004 Honda Odyssey 2004 Japan Imported, black
Honda Odyssey 2004 Honda Odyssey 2004 Japan Imported … read more
mike switzer
mike switzer
686 satisfied customers
The door will not close, even manually. 2005 Honda Odyssey
Yes. Replacing the roller. The motor will not activate now that it is all put back together … read more
Shawn Few
Shawn Few
AS
65 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x