<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by caviller:
Ack! Sounds like the dreaded "shift cable" or "dieseling" transmission noise in 4th gear on earlier models...</font>
You know, I've read about this "dieseling" transmission noise many times in this forum and it's still a mystery to me. I've not noticed anything that I'd consider out of the ordinary in my '01 LX. Some have mentioned that this noise (assuming it's the same thing) only occures at steady speeds or under very light acceleration in the 50 to 55 mph range in high gear. I've finally noticed something in my Ody under precisely the same conditions. I don't know if this is what you folks are refering to but I do know what it is and it's perfectly normal under the circumstances.
My Ody will exibit a minor rumble or vibration at 50 to 55 mph while in fourth gear with the torque converter locked up. The engine is running very close to 1500 rpm at this time and at that speed and load, what I'm feeling is the engine power pulses as each cylinder fires off. Some might consider that this is actually lugging the engine a bit and that might be true but I personally feel that it's minor and not detrimental. As had been pointed out in trying to describe this phenomenon, if you accelerate any harder, you'll never feel it. That's because the torque converter won't lock up in that case and the engine will never be at a low enough rpm for the symptom to manifest itself.
Again, I don't know if this is what everone's been talking about but I thought I'd mention this for consideration.
lwalz: My reply is really aimed more at those of us with the 4-speed as this subject has been discussed in length a number of times. My question to you is; What are the conditions that produce the vibration you're talking about? If it only occures at relatively low speeds (50 to 60 mph?) and light throttle applications then my opinion could certainly apply in your case. If it happens all the time, I'd certainly get it looked at.
'01 SS LX
Cargo tray, leather steering wheel, mud guards, alarm, fog lights, transmission cooler, in-dash CD player, Kelton subwoofer, under seat storage tray.
[This message has been edited by Intrepid175 (edited 09-25-2001).]