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Honda Accord Bad Engine Mounts May Cause Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle

Honda Accord Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6

Average Mileage: 168,427 mi (43,000 mi - 330,000 mi)


Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 250,000 mi

    Steering wheel vibrations when at idle but the vibrations gone once the car is moving.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 140,000 mi

    The front motor mount has broken 4 times while we've owned this 1997 Honda Accord (from ~90k to 140k miles). Last replacement was about 3 months ago at which time the driver's side motor mount was also replaced and the car was taken to a dealership for an inspection of all the motor mounts. The dealer reported all motor mounts and drive axles were ok at that time (as a side note, both drive axles were replaced due to worn CV joints just after the 2nd motor mount replacement). Despite all our previous efforts, upon inspection yesterday we found the front motor mount is broken again. Is there a design problem with the front motor mount on this model Accord or is this a symptom of something amiss with this car?

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 167,000 mi

    Rough rattling in steering wheel at idle only,once car is in motion it goes away.

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  • Visitor, , 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 205,995 mi

    it only vibrates when it stops when is running doesnt. but my check engine light is on could that be doing that?

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 327,000 mi

    Bad vibration while car is idleing,major vibration in dash

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  • Jeffsmo, , 3.0L V6, 170,000 mi

    Had to replace side engine mount. Got it online at Amazon $50.00 three screws and jack up the engine slightly... all done.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 80,000 mi

    broken motor mounts.. Honda did not replace under warranty so took to another mechanic and had it done cheaper. NOT happy that they would not take care of since it is a known problem

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  • azteccalendar5, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 170,000 mi

    bad vibration while on highway.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 43,000 mi

    broken motor mounts and very little instructions on how to replace them on this particular model (LX) Accord.

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  • Rob Sturtz, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 120,000 mi

    I had to replace the motor mount 3 times when I owned the car between 100k miles and 167k miles

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