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What causes vibration at idle and rough shifting into drive in a 1988 Prelude automatic?


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2011-09-13 22:25:55
2011-09-13 22:25:55

May be a broken transmission mount. My 1988 Prelude S has 4 mounting points for the tranny. One of them was broken and causing the car to shake when shifting into R, D from Park. To check these: set the emergency brake, have someone in the drivers seat with foot on brake and with engine running, take it through it's shift points one at a time...rev at each point, and check for separation within the mount (most noticable when shifting into reverse). If this is the case, you need a new mount. From dealer, these run @ $70 in California.

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