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Engine Bay Vibration

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by BrutalB83, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. BrutalB83

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    2000 Civic, no mods besides Eibach springs and a DC tower brace. Engine vibrates at idle, and it definitely has something to do with the electrical systems. Car has a remote start. If you unlock the doors as the car is running, the vibration gets worse for a second. Same with flipping on the lights, radio, etc.

    It just started recently so I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Bad spark plug maybe? Car seems to run fine otherwise. Alternator? Battery?
     
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    vibration correspond with idle?
     
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    Correct, yes. Does not happen while the vehicle is in motion. And like I said, temporarily exacerbated by anything electrical (lights, radio, door locks, etc.).
     
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    does sound like a charging system issue. how are your grounds? how old are your alternator (voltage regulator) and battery?
     
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    The battery I feel like should be okay. It's not that old and I take good care of it (test it frequently, take it out in the spring and clean it up, etc.).

    I'll take a look at the alternator and grounds. Thanks!
     
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    could also be the ELD in the distributor...
     
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    I will take a look at the distributor also. Thank you.
     
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