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Front end of car vibrates when A/C or heat is turned on

Whenever I turn my A/C or heat on, the front end of my car starts vibrating.

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I would look at your AC compressor. Your compressor is suppose to run when your defrost is on as well as when you turn your AC on. If the compressor is not in good condition it will make a lot of drag and pull engine RPMs down.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

  • J.P. Apr 21, 2013

    Good idea. I also noticed that my rpm's do drop when I turn the A/C or heat on, particularly if I do it when I'm idle. And back during the winter, my defroster seemed to work when it wanted to.

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It sounds as though your car has two seperate problems. The first problem with the vibration that goes away when you let off the gas pedal is caused by a bad INNER CV joint. It only vibrates when you are accelerating because that is when the joint is under stress. Your vehicle has two axles, each with an inner and an outer joint. My suggestion is to have a competent shop determine which is the bad side and replace the entire axle. The second vibration which occurs at any speed is most likely cause by either a bad tire, or a bent rim.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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You might to have a tire shop check the wheel for roundness, not balance. A tire can be balanced and be out of round, causing the shaking you describe. On front wheel drive cars, the wheel/hub assembly may be bad, which a good tire shop can tell you if it is. Can't say if it will be expensive, the hub is relatively inexpensive. Labor will probably be the deal-breaker.

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SOURCE: 1996 HONDA ACCORD FRONT BRAKE LOCK UP AFTER

check that the master cylinder is not locking on with a pressure build up the cyl may need replacing probly does

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SOURCE: 2006 Honda Element EXP - 40K miles

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SOURCE: Front end vibration at 40 mph and rubbing sound

Vibration at 40 mph hard to diagonisis without looking at front end. Could be wheels need balancing, new wheels and rims. Loose or worn suspension items.
Bring vehicle into a tire and alignment shop. Most Sears auto center have them.
With regards to rubbing noise again hard to diagonisis without looking at the affected tire, probably a splash shield hitting the tire in reverse.
Alignment shop will find the problem.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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