Have a Honda Accord V6 2001. Engine makes a rattle sound when you
accelerate to around 30 mph, as you go faster it goes away. Most noticable
when going up hill and pressing the gas, it does not make a noise when
I have a CRV 4 cyl 2001 doing just about the same thing. It happens
at 2300rpm and sounds like it is coming from beneath the car. A loud
rattling at 30, and 55mph when the engine rpm is 2300. Honda dealer
hears it and cannot locate the source. It's very annoying. If your
mechanic finds it please let me know.
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:54:42 -0700, "Al Franz"
Either loose(cracked or rusted) heat shields or a cracked A-pipe
weld(IIRC,it's a double walled pipe,the inner weld,of course),the pipe from
the header to the catalytic converter.Some of the heat shields can be
unbolted and removed.(just don't park in tall grass;fire hazard)
Yes, it could be a sympathetic vibration rattle but
there are several things here that make it sound more
like pinging than a vibrating part:
The noise appears "when you accelerate to 30" as
opposed to "at ... mph when the engine rpm is ...".
"Most noticable when going up hill and pressing the gas".
I'm not sure about the 6th gen accord but I know 7th gen
has a knock sensor. Supposedly, when there is pinging it
detects it and the engine control system should retard the
ignition (but my 2005 v6 pings under similar conditions).
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