I have the same problem, I only really notice when sitting in a fast food drive through, but when i pull up alittle it seems to ease off
If that's the last time you had the battery changed, you may want to at least have it tested. Not saying that's your issue, but over 7 years is a pretty decent time for a battery. I had a Battery Shop or whatever that was in my Accord for 10 years, but it got to the point where if I left my laptop plugged into my small power inverter the battery dropped enough I couldn't get the car to turn over and that's the LONGEST I've had a battery last. Most have been around 5 or 6.The battery was replaced by the dealership in Nov. '03
Most people say it doesn't have an appreciable effect on anything in the NA models. One person did say that people who replace it notice a little better throttle response and fuel economy, but it's not drastic at all.But what about the knock sensor being bad? Wouldn't that cause something to change?(idle/lack of power/lower gas mileage,'bout 240-250 a tank)
What kind of mileage are you getting? Like I said, i'm only getting on average 250 a tank. not bumper to bumper traffic, but not highway either. It's better than my old Jeep XJ, but still seems like i should get more.Mine's been throwing the knock sensor code for who knows how long and I get better mileage than just about everyone on here with a first gen. Also runs great.
Well going between 50-60 mph I get over 20 mpg, probably 21 at its best. I haven't done a whole tank of this because the longest trip I've taken with the X is 4 hours. Anything above 60 or in town driving and the mileage plummets. I get around 16 around town, not bumper to bumper. When I was romping on it after I put on my CAI I was getting around 12.What kind of mileage are you getting? Like I said, i'm only getting on average 250 a tank. not bumper to bumper traffic, but not highway either. It's better than my old Jeep XJ, but still seems like i should get more.
Ok, this is the closest thread to my experience with my X. I have a 2000, and when I picked it up from the previous owner, I drove it 400 miles back to my home. A week later the MIL light comes on and eventually ended up leading to the knock sensor being replaced. I have noticed better power since the swap out. But still, in Drive while sitting at a light or drive-thru, I have learned to shift into neutral because the vibration is so great that one of the exhaust heat shields violently vibrates against the under carriage.Battery and alternator check out good. Oil is good, Trans fluid looks good. Oh yeah, and the air filter is pretty much brand new. Could be the fuel filter, though. I'm kinda stumped. I don't really want to just keep changing stuff 'just because'. Don't know when or if the fuel filter has been changed, so it may be a good idea to do that anyways.
I got the exact same problem as u and it was my driver side engine mount. I replaced both of them and the viibration is gone since then.I'm sure that this has been answered before, but just keep getting lost in all the posts/searches. I've got an '03 X with the 3.3(Non SC) Auto trans. When i'm sitting in Park/Neutral everything is pretty good. When I shift into any Drive Gear D/R/1/2, I get a very noticable vibration. It really only does it when I sit still, or maybe I just don't notice it as much while moving. Also, It seems a little lacking in the power department.
It's got a fresh-ish oil change(about 700mi ago),and I just replaced the distributor cap+rotor(Bosch), spark plugs(NGK Iridiums), and the plug wires(NGK). I did it all myself so I know that it all got changed right, i've heard stories about mechanics slackin' on the #6 plug.
Took it up to Advance to have the codes pulled, P3028(the knock sensor) is the only thing that came up. Could that be the only thing that I have going on? Any input would be great! Thanks!
im not an expert either, i learn everything about my car from here site.:aufkopfhauen-big:Sorry for the lack of follow up. I changed the fuel filter because it was easy enough to do, and I don't think it had been done before. Feels a bit more energetic, but I think the vibration is the same/tiny bit worse. still havent done the knock sensor. What is the best way to check the motor mounts? Ive watched the engine while a friend shifted it from Park to Drive/Rev, and didnt really notice extreme movement, but i'm not an expert on engine movement.