2005 Pilot "clunk" sound

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by Larry in AZ, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Larry in AZ

    Larry in AZ Guest

    All-wheel drive version, when first starting to back up, makes a couple of
    low volume "clunk" sounds, then goes quiet for the rest of the back up out of
    our driveway.

    Could this be a product of AWD, or is something amiss..? It's pretty much
    always done it.
    Larry in AZ, Jun 14, 2009
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  2. Larry in AZ

    Tegger Guest

    It's a common noise to hear from the brake pads sliding in their mounts.
    The clunk comes from the pads hitting the mount at one end or the other.
    This clunk only happens once for each direction change, but usually when
    going from forward into reverse.

    Some earlier models had brakes that made pretty loud clunks, bad enough for
    Honda to issue a TSB and new parts to reduce the problem.

    Other than that, I know of no other source for such a noise.
    Tegger, Jun 14, 2009
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  3. Larry in AZ

    Larry in AZ Guest

    I'd bet that's it. It's exactly as you describe. Thanks..!
    Larry in AZ, Jun 14, 2009
  4. Larry in AZ

    alex Guest

    I somethimes get this, usually in the dead of winter, and I only get
    it in the morning, the first time the car is driven. It's the brake
    pads sticking to the rotor. They loosen up right away and I never hear
    it again.

    Might be similar to your issue.

    alex, Jun 17, 2009
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