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  • ashleypatten
    ashleypatten - 2008 Honda Civic - Steering & Suspension - 11/7/2014
    I hit a curb last night and everything seemed fine when I got home. However this morning there was a rattling noise.
    The noise only was present when in park or when I was at a complete stop. I went to a shop and they told me my rotors were warped. I called someone else and they said my rotors wouldn't cause that noise. What could it be?
     
    • GT500Knights
      11/7/2014 GT500Knights
      That person is correct, rotors wouldn't make a "rattling" noise. How hard did you hit this curb? It's possible that the impact could have affected the engine/transmission. What could have happened is that the cv axle got shoved further into the transmission, then it became dislodged from the differential. Sort of what happens when you replace a cv axle, sometimes if it just will not come out you take a hammer and hit the end in a little and it dislodges from the tranmission with a simple pry.

      I would also check out engine mounts, and for any body damage that would cause the engine to "lean" toward any particular body or trim piece (plastic or metal). could be that while in park the engine position shifts to a certain position and causes something to rub or rattle.

      Best of luck, seems like a tricky one to track down.
  • mtjewett65
    mtjewett65 - 1999 Honda Passport - Steering & Suspension - 11/4/2014
    There is a vibration in the rear wheel (drivers side) and I can hear a vibration noise especially when turning left
    It sounds like a barking seal.
     
    • underdog
      11/4/2014 underdog
      I have been feeling a vibration coming from the wheels. I replaced all the bearings, on all four wheels. I still feel vibration. I thought it was coming from front driver side axle. I decided to record the sounds from each wheel. I made a plywood box to hold the digital recorder and clamped it to the fender. Attached are the recordings. You can tell that it is driver side rear, just by the recording. The was no whining sounds coming from the front.

      I may build a plywood box for my I phone and record video of the wheel in action.

      This is an excellent way to diagnosis issues. I replaced the front spindle, thinking it was the front axle that was not turning true.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch
      https://www.youtube.com/watch
  • Terry Don
    Terry Don - 2012 Honda Accord - Steering & Suspension - 11/4/2014
    My vehicle is about two years old, has just over 14,000 miles on it, and has just had to have a wheel bearing replaced.
    When I purchased this car, it had a severe vibration which the dealership tried to blame on out-of-round tires but finally replaced two tires which helped somewhat. Anyway, is it unusual for a vehicle this new to have this wheel bearing issue? The wheels haven't ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/15/2014 Jimm
      Yes,this is unusual wear within 14k miles. Hopefully, these repairs were done under the warranty period and with no extra charge to you. Otherwise,this repair should be considered as warranty.
    • underdog
      11/4/2014 underdog
      I have been feeling a vibration coming from the wheels. I replaced all the bearings, on all four wheels. I still feel vibration. I thought it was coming from front driver side axle. I decided to record the sounds from each wheel. I made a plywood box to hold the digital recorder and clamped it to the fender. Attached are the recordings. You can tell that it is driver side rear, just by the recording. The was no whining sounds coming from the front.

      I may build a plywood box for my I phone and record video of the wheel in action.

      This is an excellent way to diagnosis issues. I replaced the front spindle, thinking it was the front axle that was not turning true.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch
      https://www.youtube.com/watch
  • Mike
    Mike - 2004 Honda CR-V - Steering & Suspension - 10/30/2014
    Rattling/vibration on passenger side
    My car has approximately 132000 miles on it. There is a definite rattling/vibration on the passenger side, which occurs when going over bumps on that side and sometimes when traveling around curves in the road. No associated warning lights and otherwise the car is ...
     
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  • Mike
    Mike - 2004 Honda CR-V - Steering & Suspension - 10/30/2014
    Rattling/vibration on passenger side
    My car has approximately 132000 miles on it. There is a definite rattling or vibration on the passenger side, which I notice when going over bumps on the right side and sometimes when going around a curve in the road. It almost sounds like somthing is loose. No ...
     
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  • Zpaxson
    Zpaxson - 2001 Honda CR-V - Steering & Suspension - 10/16/2014
    Front vibration comes and goes during acceleration.
    My front right tire went flat so I put a full size spare on. Ive drove about 3k miles like this. The first noise I started to hear was a whining noise when i would make a slow sharp left turn. Now when I start my car and drive in the morning I will get a very rough ...
     
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  • Tyguenot
    Tyguenot - 1994 Honda Accord - Steering & Suspension - 10/15/2014
    Quote on parts and other questions concerning wheel assembly
    I'm not sure if I'm asking the right question due to I don't know exactly what the assembly is called. Long story short my brother was trying to show off and drift and ended up smacking a curb pretty hard. Now the whole wheel assembly (control arms, and other parts ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/15/2014 Jimm
      There is no accurate method to determine the damage extent nor the specific parts needing replacement via the internet. The best approach for you would be to obtain at least two written estimates based on physical inspection at local shops, to determine the needed parts to fix.
  • Tyguenot
    Tyguenot - 1994 Honda Accord - Steering & Suspension - 10/15/2014
    Quote on parts and other questions concerning wheel assembly
    I'm not sure if I'm asking the right question due to I don't know exactly what the assembly is called. Long story short my brother was trying to show off and drift and ended up smacking a curb pretty hard. Now the whole wheel assembly (control arms, and other parts ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/15/2014 Jimm
      There is no accurate method to determine the damage extent nor the specific parts needing replacement via the internet. The best approach for you would be to obtain at least two written estimates based on physical inspection at local shops, to determine the needed parts to fix.
  • John
    John - 2010 Honda Odyssey - Steering & Suspension - 9/30/2014
    When turning the steering wheel while cornering at low speed, I hear a "clunking" sound. In wheel too.
    The vehicle has 48K miles on it. Gets just "family driving" May do it at higher speeds too, but too much wind/road noise to tell. Does it all the time. Started about a month ago. No lights go on. Thanks.
     
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  • MEMBER
    MEMBER - 2003 Honda Civic - Steering & Suspension - 8/7/2014
    Popping noise when turning
    after noise, found small ball bearings under honda in the garage. what is the problem?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Honda Civic - Steering & Suspension - 8/7/2014
    Power steering problem(AIR in system)?
    I have a power steering problem with my civic. I can drive it, but it's not as light as i would like it to be. I've tried to bleed the system by opening the resovoir and turning the wheel back and forth in a "2nd" ignition setting. When ever i do it, it ended up ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Honda Odyssey - Steering & Suspension - 7/14/2014
    Steering wheel shakes significantly when driving, increases at higher speeds
    There are no unusual sounds coming from the car, but when I drive the steering wheel shakes back and forth. It shakes slower at slower speeds, and higher it goes faster. It's been doing this for quite a while. The inside rims of my front tires are a bit worn but ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Honda Accord - Steering & Suspension - 7/7/2014
    Do I need to replace ignition switch or something else?
    Everything is great on it but I can go out and try to start it but I cant but my son can go out and start it almost every time. He says he has to move the key around some.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Honda Accord - Steering & Suspension - 7/5/2014
    Brand new p/s pump, high pressure, return hose installed, verified fluid is cycling through. Still hard to steer&noise.
    please advise. I am thinking a bad brand new p/s pump (defective) or could the pulley be a problem?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Honda Accord - Steering & Suspension - 7/5/2014
    Brand new p/s pump, high pressure, return hose installed, verified fluid is cycling through. Still hard to steer&noise.
    please advise. I am thinking a bad brand new p/s pump (defective) or could the pulley be a problem?
     
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