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Hi, I will try to give the most info on this. I have a 1997 honda accord vtec engine automatic transmission that was given to me. car seems in pretty good shape except for high mileagee 385000kms on it, I have put 10,000kms on it myself. lately, a metal griding or vibrating noise has been hapennig intermittently, but gets worse and worse. at first it was only happening when idling at stop position in drive, now I notice it when I'm driving, slowing down it gets worse and when dead stop its crazy noisy, until i stick it in neutral, noise stops. put it back in drive and the noise comes back, itll fluctuate if I'm turning steering from left to right or releasing and re applying brake pedal, enough to move a little bit forward. noise seems to be coming from middle of vehicule, around flex pipe area, any ideas? I dont know much about what kind of maintenance the last owner had done except for the timing belt and water pump replacement prior to him giving me the vehicule. I have just flushed the transmission fluid, replaced brake lines, pads and rotors all around, and I had the oil pan gasket replaced Comments: Jul 03, 2009 - yesterday I jacked up my car and checked the heat shields, un bent one that seemed to be touching the exhaust pipe near the back wheel lhs, took wheel off and sprayed WD40 on all of my brake components, not only did the noise stop, but a check engine light that had appeared a week ago turned off.. what would be my possible repairs needed now? is there a sensor around the wheel that might act up if dry??

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There is an ABS sensor on each wheel. When you sprayed the WD 40 on it you probably cleaned it so as it would give a correct reading, hence the check engine light going away. The noise you seem to have cured straightening the heat shield away from the exhaust may have been caused by that.
It is possible your engine mounts have deteriorated and allowing the engine to shift. It may have just been too close to the heat shield. On the ABS sensor, the wiring harness plug in sometimes needs to be cleaned and you may have accomplished just that. I certainly would be careful about putting any lubricant close to the brake pads or shoes. Brake material can absorb liquids and cause you a braking failure on that wheel.

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