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Car shuttering upon acceleration

I have a problem with my Honda Minivan. It shutters upon acceleration when driving between 40-45 mph. It only seems to do it when lightly accelerating. We have had diagnostics run on it, and the check engine light has never come on. It seems like it's either : transmission or suspension. Here are some facts to help:

* Never does it while on cruise control
* Check engine light has not come on
* Seems to happen only when lighter touch/lighter pedal is applied, not when full gas pedal applied
* Doesn't happen at higher or lower speeds - is it something with internal gear shifting? It's an automatic by the way
* We've had a full fluid flush, fuel flush, etc. lots done on it, but still don't have answers

It has about 55,000 miles, and has been well-maintained and not driven too hard. What else? We're not sure what to do next - every time we have it checked, it costs more to have it looked at. Any ideas?

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  • bandtmetts Sep 05, 2008

    We have experienced the exact same problem with our 05 Odyssey EX.  Between 40-45 MPH, there is a shutter but only during light or normal acceleration.  Also, the steering wheel shakes considerably at speeds of 60-70mph.  We've had new tires installed, balanced, and an alignment done as well.  This week we had new brakes and rotors installed and the shaking has become much worse.

  • GA-MikeB Oct 23, 2008

    We had the same problem. It continued to get worse until we needed a new transmission at 75k miles. Tranmission shop said very common problem with this vehicle.

  • GA-MikeB Oct 23, 2008

    We had the same problem. It got worse until we had to have a new transmission at 75k miles. Transmission shop said there was nothing they could have done to prevent it. It is apparently a common problem on this vehicle.

  • rew924 Dec 07, 2008

    Our '05 Odyssey has 84,000 miles and dose the same thing. You might try pressing the D3 button on your shifter when driving around town. I've noticed that it does it most when trying to shift into overdrive. The Drive-3 button will keep it in 3rd gear so it won't go into any higher gears. In fact, I believe the 6,000 page owners manual mentions it somewhere about using that button at lower speeds.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    05' Honda Odyssey (pensacola, florida). SAME EXACT PROBLEM!

    Sputters between 38-43mph and has done so since about 2006. Has gotten noticebly worse over the last couple years.

  • tranlady Feb 11, 2009

    I have "01" that is doing the same thing. The service manager said at first it was the struts (500.00). But guess what? It's still doing it. Now they say it's the transmission, they think. I've have two transmissions put into this van, of course they were under the warranty, but this one won't. I bought this van new and have been very diligent about maintaining it. This is not normal for a car to go through so many transmissions. It only has 128,000 miles. Very frustrating. I don't know if I'll buy another Honda. :(

  • mvranich Apr 07, 2009

    05 Oddessey with same shuttering problem. Trans shop quote to correct was at least $2500 to rebuild to correct the problem. Nice to know the warr expired is Dec 08


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I have same problem. Another 2005 Odyssey owner at the gas station, said he had that problem, but a local dealer replaced the 'overdrive' switch in the transmission and it fixed it, Cost about $180.

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I have the same exact problem with my 2005 Odyssey (mine has 65000 miles). I took it to the dealer and they said my EGR valve was bad and the EGR ports had to be cleaned out. It cost me over $400 and I still have the same problem. I am planning on taking it back next week. Hopefully I will get some of my money back.

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SOURCE: 95 lumina apv engine shakes

it is likely that the coil pack is failing. quick way to test that would be to remove each spark plug lead one at a time from the coil pack.... if you remove one and nothing changes you have confirmed that it is the problem. i would strong suggest wearing rubber gloves when you do this as the voltage is quit high. i tested a coil pack on my windstar in this manner and the spark would leap from the coil to the wire from a gap of about an inch or so... if you don't see that it is a good indication. if all tests ok you likely have a bad spark plug or wire. there is one other thing that may mimic that and that would be water in your fuel. if every tests out ok buy a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze (it absorbs water). add one right away and next time you fill up. if it is water causing the problem the results will be almost instant.

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Try changing the fuel filter. I think it's starving for gas and the transmission can't decide what to do.

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