2005 crv vibration at idle

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2 weeks 4 days ago #201719 by hand banana
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I have a 2005 CRV se with about 100,000 miles on it, I bought the car with 70,000 miles on it and shortly after I bought it I noticed a vibration at idle, it can be felt thru the steering wheel and the seat. It does not vibrate while driving, only at idle. It is driving me absolutely crazy to the point where I want to sell the car.

It is not ignition related, plugs have been changed, throttle body cleaned and fuel injectors cleaned, I'm all good in that department.

I thought it had something to do with the motor mounts, while trying to trouble shoot, I sat in the car while it was vibrating and had my mechanic jack up the motor with a floor jack, by doing this we were able to make the vibrations go away only one time, every other time we tried the vibration failed to go away. I ordered a set aftermarket of motor mounts which were total garbage and came out quicker than they went in.

While I had the mounts out I noticed the factory ones seemed to be in perfect shape.

A set of OEM mounts cost around $500, I would have no problem spending the money if I was for sure it would fix the issue. I did change the top transmission mount with an new OEM mount do fix a vibration I had at takeoff from a dead stop.

Ive also disconnected the exhaust to eliminate vibration coming thru hangers or flex joints, didnt change anything.

Some people are try to say its normal for a 4cyl engine to virbate, but my mom has an 06 CRV with about 40k more miles and it idles smooth enough that you cant even tell the car is on, so I know there is something wrong here.....

Any info would be greatly appreciated

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2 weeks 4 days ago - 2 weeks 4 days ago #201722 by ToyotaKarl
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The key thing to remember about a vibration is that vibration is caused by something that is rotating. I think you were on a logical track checking out your mounts.

Does the vibration occur in park as bad as it does in gear with the brake on?

A remote possibility could be a cracked flex plate (if an automatic) or an issue with the front crank damper (chunk missing, messing up balance)

Another possibility is an internal issue (underperforming cylinder due to valve or piston ring damage) - A Compression check can diagnose this.

Good luck!

-Karl

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2 weeks 4 days ago #201723 by hand banana
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ToyotaKarl wrote: The key thing to remember about a vibration is that vibration is caused by something that is rotating. I think you were on a logical track checking out your mounts.

Does the vibration occur in park as bad as it does in gear with the brake on?

-Karl


The vibration does occur in drive and reverse with foot on the brake, but it changes, sometimes it gets a little better, sometimes a little worse. Theres jo rhyme or reason to it.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #201727 by rahuljones
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If the vibration happens while in gear like Drive or Reverse check what RPM it stays at and does switching ON the AC make it worse or better. If so, does the RPM rise up or go down?

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2 weeks 3 days ago #201729 by hand banana
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rahuljones wrote: If the vibration happens while in gear like Drive or Reverse check what RPM it stays at and does switching ON the AC make it worse or better. If so, does the RPM rise up or go down?


Worse in drive, same rpm
Worse with the ac on

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2 weeks 3 days ago #201730 by relative4
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Shot in the dark... maybe the balancer shaft skipped a tooth?

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2 weeks 2 days ago #201744 by hand banana
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relative4 wrote: Shot in the dark... maybe the balancer shaft skipped a tooth?


i guess anything is possible, i think its unlikely tho

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2 weeks 10 hours ago #201788 by hand banana
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Anyone else?

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1 week 2 days ago #201856 by hand banana
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bumpp

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1 week 2 days ago #201857 by Tods213
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How about the harmonic balancer? Is it wobbling during idle?

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