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Booleen97

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Hey Everyone,

New to this forum and first time buying Honda. I bought a Honda Accord 2 months ago, it’s a 2013 Honda Accord Type S 180bhp with 119,000 miles on it which is considered relatively low (for Ireland). I’ve only noticed this recently but when I go into reverse and sometimes first gear, the car will vibrate but only for a few seconds then once I accelerate it will go away. The car is perfect once I’m off and driving. I’ve read that it could be engine mounts or clutch and flywheel. I know this has been covered probably already but just looking for some help or advice. Thanks a mill.
 

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My 13 ATS does the same, I believe it to be engine mounts, specifically the rear one.
 

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My 13 ATS does the same, I believe it to be engine mounts, specifically the rear one.
Yeah I had it looked at by a friend of mine and he said the lower engine mount looked a little bit loose. I was hoping it wouldn’t be in the clutch and flywheel as it is very expensive in Ireland to get done plus for some reason parts are hard to get unless you go to Honda Dealer and pay x2 times the price. I have a 2009 Accord aswell it’s a 2.2 I-DTEC ES GT model, I wonder could I use the engine mounts from that or would they be different sizes ? I think this will be a never ending story haha
 

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The mounts are all the same for the diesels, That part is expensive but its unlikely to need to need replacement again.
You could try second hand parts but I don't think they will be much better, my theory is the extra torque of the N22B2 engine just stresses them a bit more leading to early failure.
Parts can be dear but you don't often need them for these cars, so its a net win in my eyes.
 

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My 2.2 idtec ex manual has the same issue, i replaced bottom rear mount and problem still there. If i remember it was around £230 new, i didn't want to buy used as no guarantee of how long it would last.
Found that my old one wasn't actually that worn or any splits in rubber, bummer.
I've also had clutch and flywheel done(uprated type s clutch) and problem still there.
I've stopped at that with trying to fix it as you could end up spending a fortune and still never fix it.
The service manager at my local dealer says they are aware of the issue and honda never came up with a solution.
I've just learned to live with it and take it easy when reversing.
It can be quite bad when reversing up a slope but if you bring clutch up really gradual you can get the vibration to be minimal. Once momentum has picked up you can release clutch fully and even add more gas and it won't vibrate, only on initial bite.

My experience with this is documented on another thread I'm sure
 

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It is a shame that on a lot of vehicles these days a problem is not easily solvable. I spend hours on specific sites trying to solve issues that have a multitude of possible fixes.
We have a problematic nissan note, a mercedes sprinter with a limp mode problem, my honda that is so far running free, dreading that going wrong, my daughters audi that took hours and more to sort, I just haven't got the time to deal with it all
 

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We have a problematic nissan note, a mercedes sprinter with a limp mode problem, my honda that is so far running free, dreading that going wrong, my daughters audi that took hours and more to sort, I just haven't got the time to deal with it all
You could replace the entire fleet with Toyotas but life would be as exciting as an underinflated tyre from there on.
 

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My brother has just bought a toyota rav4 hybrid auto 2.5l petrol and let me drive it to the pub the other night.
It has 194bhp apparently and was a totally different experience to my honda. Much more comfortable ride with it's bigger wheels and higher profile tyres, softer suspension and automatic so foot down and off you go. I wouldn't swap it for mine though, even in sport mode it seemed a bit slow and revvy although I can't pull away from his in a straight line or any line for that matter. It seems to be ***embled very well as you'd expect from a toyota but as you infer, a little dull, and all the technology would worry me.
 

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I've driven a lot of Toyotas and don't have a bad word to say about them. They don't lie. Easy to drive, no quirks. Neighbour chucked me the keys to his V6 Hilux the other day, and it felt like,, another Toyota, TBH. Like an electric car - stupidly effortless. We have 3 Landcuisers in the family, 8, 6 and 4cyl(D), and they all "just go", towing all sorts of things. But the "fun" family cars are Audi's and VW's, that always seem to be breaking expensive parts for some reason.
 
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