94 Acura Integra LS

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Old 06-25-04, 07:40 PM
Guitarman500
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94 Acura Integra LS

Hi I have a Acura Integra LS 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Manual Transmission.
The engine has 100K miles on it and the braking system has ABS in the front only.


We just finished installing New Drive Shaft's on both the Driver and passenger side of the front of the car Becuase we noticed both the CV boots where very worn. after installing we noticed a weird noise coming from the front of the car, its a rattle/Buzzy noise that only occures upon pressing on the accelerator.

P.s. the noise occures when the car is moving or at a stand still with RPM's at 3500+
 
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Old 06-26-04, 08:41 AM
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FYI - no such thing as front-only ABS.

If the noise occurs at a standstill, it's probably not drive-train. Possibly you knocked loose or bent a heat shield?
 
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Old 06-26-04, 12:46 PM
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A typical Honda/Acura problem- maybe

This may be a manifestation of a typical Honda/Acura problem: the cars have an exhaust pipe called an A-Pipe that is a pipe within a pipe. As the car ages this pipe breaks loose and resonates at certain engine RPMs, giving off an annoying buzz that sounds like it's coming from the front of the car.

My car (by coincidence, a 94 Acura GSR) is doing this same thing right now, and I've been *thinking* about drilling a hole in the outer pipe and- maybe using a self-threading sheet metal screw, or some other threading arrangement- then threading a bolt in until it touches the inside pipe to stop the rattle. Another fix I read about was to cut notches into the perpendicularly into the pipe, then welding a piece of sheet metal into the notch so it would touch the inner pipe. Both of these ideas may work, or they may simply *change* the noise or the resonance frequency. I have tried neither idea so far because I have too many other fish to fry just at the moment.

Ordinarily I'd say this might be your problem, but it occurred after you did some other work. When you replaced the drive shafts did you have to fuss with the exhaust pipes?
 
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Old 06-27-04, 11:57 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for the replies and the extremely helpful information.
 
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