The famous: "Vibration at idle while in gear"
I have a 2006 Accord Sedan Ex 4cyl. with 77k miles. Everything on the car is great, except this vibration at idle while in drive. For example, when I am stopped at a red light I feel this vibration through the steering wheel and in the driver seat. Now, when I put it in reverse (foot still on the brake and vehicle stopped) the vibration goes away. Also, when I turn on the headlights the rpm slightly increases and the vibration reduces greatly. It almost disappears.
I took the car to a Honda dealership and had the Shop Foreman install a new Front, Side, and Rear motor mount costing me $700 out the door. He also did a computer update that took 15 minutes to install, but did not charge me. He claimed that normally it costs $100 to do this update.
Well, the vibration did get slightly better but it is still there. I am thinking about just going ahead and replacing the lower transmission mounts myself since they look very easy to do. The problem is I jacked the car up yesterday and looked at the lower mounts and they looked worn, but not torn. My transmission is shifting excellent. This might be wasting my time.
The shop foreman test drove my car and said everything is ok and normal. He says the slight vibration is on alot of cars. But I just replaced 3 new Honda mounts??? I know this car did not vibrate at idle when it was new.
Anybody else have/seen this issue. I'm getting tired of chasing it.
All responses appreciated.