Knock when I hit the gas or break

Asked by Feb 12, 2015 at 02:40 PM about the 2005 Acura TSX 6-spd

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've noticed at low speeds when I hit the gas from a stop or brake to stop, there is a
knocking clunking noise and I can somewhat feel it in the floor area. I do not notice it
when it's very cold however, typically above freezing. I took it to a mechanic and they
replaced an axle for $300 but it hasn't gone away. Any tips?

1 Answer

41,845

First thing, change mechanics....sounds like you have a bad motor mount or transmission mount. Every time you punch the gas, your engine and tranny want to twist. A bad or cracked mount will cause a noise like that to occur. Have someone with some mechanical experience slide under your car and take a look before letting a shop look at it. I never trust any of those guys. If possible, put the car on 4 jack stands. Put the car in gear and punch the gas. See if you and a couple of buddies can replicate the sound. Have one guy look under the car while you hit the brakes and hit the gas. If you can't replicate the problem, I would start looking at the suspension. You may have a collapsed strut, or a broken coil spring. Post back with findings......

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Acura TSX Experts

  • #1
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    80
  • #2
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    50
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    40
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Acura TL
143 Great Deals out of 4,432 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
1,042 Great Deals out of 58,768 listings starting at $1,099
Used Honda Civic
767 Great Deals out of 69,784 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,091 Great Deals out of 33,465 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
934 Great Deals out of 81,451 listings starting at $1,395
Used Acura RSX
10 Great Deals out of 394 listings starting at $800
Used Lexus IS 250
223 Great Deals out of 5,068 listings starting at $4,495
Used Acura MDX
469 Great Deals out of 17,052 listings starting at $1,200
Used Audi A4
283 Great Deals out of 11,973 listings starting at $199
Used Honda Accord Coupe
154 Great Deals out of 8,322 listings starting at $1,450
Used INFINITI G35
66 Great Deals out of 2,931 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
266 Great Deals out of 22,963 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Acura TSX For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 169 listings starting at $13,888
2013 Acura TSX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $10,998
2012 Acura TSX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 328 listings starting at $7,995
2011 Acura TSX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 187 listings starting at $7,950
2010 Acura TSX For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 437 listings starting at $5,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.