Pre-Facelift Model Accord hood vibrations

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Ichiban, Monday 14th Nov, 2011.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    This is applicable to all 8th Generation chassis code for 2009 & 2010.2011 model onward have this new revised seal. The affected chassis codes are CU1,CU2, CU3 ,CW1 CW2 & CW3.

    The Symptom

    The owner notices the engine hood vibration starting at approx 70MPH. The vibration increases as the speed increases

    8thgenhoodseal.

    The Cause

    Insufficient support from the rear hood seal on the cowl cover.

    The Fix

    Pull the original hood seal up and away from the flange on the cowl cover.

    The design of rear hood seal was changed to increase the supporting force to prevent the vibration.

    8thgenhoodsealchange.

    Press the new hood seal down onto the flange,making sure it is firmly in place.

    The revised part number for this new seal is 74143-TL0-305
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bump for all those returning from the autobahn and have encountered this on high speed runs.
     
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  3. srgibbs Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I fitted the new hood seal on sunday and it has significantly reduced the hood vibrations.

    The seal cost £25(incl. VAT) well worth the money and only took 5 minutes to fit.
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Good stuff, just shows you this is an age old problem and cars are still out there with this issue.

    make sure everyone catch ups with old TSB and advice.
     
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  5. nonda Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Many thanks for this - speed related 'thrum' between 70 & 80 mph started after a windscreen replacement. Wishfull thinking that there was an AMG V12 under the hood - similar in sound, but patently not so. Reduced noise level a little by judicious application of silicon damping pads under various screen/engine bay cowl trim parts - but after stumbling upon this thread I might have found the definative cure. Keep up the good work.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Speak to your dealer if this has not been done on your car, its was free for cars in warranty.
     
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