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Old 10-27-2007, 01:53 PM
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OFFICIALLY dont know whats wrong w/ the lude!!! HELP!!!

Ok... heres the story... i have a 1991 prelude si w/ the b21a1 and i recently had my transmission replaced bcuz my old transmission went out. ok... after my transmission was replaced my motor started rocking in the engine bay and made the car vibrate real bad at any rate of speed. so some of you all, a couple mechanics, my dad, some other ppl, and myself said "replace the motor mounts." ok... well thats been done. i've had all for replaced which cost me about 400 bucks... after replacing the mounts and 400 bucks later its still doing the same F***IN' thing!.. i love the lude but i only paid 2 grand for it and i've already spent the equivalent to more than half of that on getting it to run right and its still messin up! im starting to think to my self is it really worth it. i could see if i was spending a grand on aftermarket/performance parts. but no. im spending it to get it running right. altho i feel its worth it but i just dont have the money to put into the lude bcuz i am a full time student w/out a job. and my dad & mom are trying to support a family of 5 and me and both of my sisters are all in college!

could somebody please tell me what could be wrong w/ my lude???

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!

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I dont know how to answer that?
Perhaps whomever installed your tranny messed up the tranny mount?
How's your idle?
When does this happen at full load-full acceleration or just when you're putting around?
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:28 PM
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yeah?
maybe.
idles just fine.
when sitting still if i have my foot on the brake and slowly let out the clutch as if i was going to move once the car acts like it wants to move it vibrates like an earthquake. i can take off just fine w/ no problem but once a load is put on it, it vibrates like crazy and the faster i go the faster the vibration becomes and after rolling if i let of the throttle it still does it. but at slower speeds it feels like the passenger front-side of the car lifts up at a certain point.
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That happens sometimes to me as well, when i don't time the clutch well with the gas...see briefly here in this video at 1-3 seconds as im pulling out of the curb...


I've noticed my friends 3g does that as well...

Can you get a vid clip and show us exactly? i don't know man...what kind of mounts did you get? OEM Honda ones or aftermarket? They should be broken in by now, new mounts make the engine stable...
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this doesnt happen occassionally it happens everytime i get in the car. i dont know when i'll be able to get a vid clip bcuz im home and i forgot my camera back at school. im goin back to school 2moro but im not taking the lude my pops is droppin me off and i dont kno when i'll be back since the lude is messed up. the mounts are OEM straight from Honda. They probably arent broke in yet bcuz i havent been driving the car. but i no longer think its the mounts cuz its doing the same thing as b4 i replaced the mounts. u think it could be my cv halfshaft on my passenger side? cuz thats the side it seems to be coming from.
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It could be...have your dad take it to a shop that is at least reputable to see if that's the case...good luck man dont lose your faith bro...i had 50X more problems when i first got my Prelude(they are old cars). Like being stuck in Manhattan traffic with a dead clutch 3 times :sick:
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yeah. i'll get him to take it sometime this wk. but i'm not gonna give up faith cuz i kno where theres a will theres a way!

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alright... new news on my lude... ok i had my last motor mount replaced and the guy that replaced it said that when he had it jacked up and put it in gear that the passenger side wheel didnt want to pull, but was pulling just not as hard as the drivers side, and would make a "clunking" noise everytime it got to a certain point... he said that it was probably my axle on the passegenger side... what do you all think?
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I was going to say check your axles. something does not sound right with them. You might be having a CV joint going out.
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you say your car is rocking and vibrating, do u have stock wheels or aftermarket, either way, it could be that your wheels are curbed or bent outa shape so try getting new wheels, or burrowing some from a friend and check if thats the problem
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first check your axle's if the boot is circumfrently cut, you must replace it, you could have sand dirt etc in the bearing. also did you make sure to push the half shafts all the way in till it clicked in the tranny with the snap rings? and where did you buy the tranny? hopefull not from the back of a junked out flat bed like i did.
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Is it doing it when you accelerate or when your at a decent speed and accelerate? I know my prelude vibrates as well but its only from 45 mph to about 60. I know honda sent out a service bulletin that tells you how to fix it because it was a very common problem.
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oh darn :'( i wanted to feel smart. thats good that you got it fixed, hope its better then before
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i havent got a chance to drive her yet!.. but i will get to drive her 2moro! YAY!!!
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