CR-V -- rattling sounds when turning at slow speeds

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Ignoramus14720, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Our '1999 Honda CR-V makes rattling sounds when I try to turn it
    sharply at slow speeds. This applies to turning both ways, right and
    left, but to slightly different extent.

    What would be a likely issue? I would prefer to go to a dealer after
    becoming somewhat informed.

    Ignoramus14720, Jul 26, 2006
  2. ----------------------------------------------

    Do you mean rattling, like clunking, or rattling like scraping? If
    you've got more than 30,000 miles on your rear differential fluid,
    that's likely your answer. The owner's manual is wrong.

    The owner's manual also mentions CVT fluid, but they now sell you Dual
    Pump Fluid. You can do it yourself and you need a bit more than a quart,
    or a litre, if you're in a half-ways metric country.

    Read this TSB to get a bit more understanding of how important it is to
    maintain it:

    P.S. You should be getting your valves adjusted at the same interval as
    the differential fluid, or good bye head.

    'Curly Q. Links', Jul 26, 2006
  3. Imagine a aluminum frying pan, in which you would put dry peas or
    uncooked popcorn, and tried to shake that pan. That's how it would sound.
    About as many miles, yes.

    Ignoramus14720, Jul 26, 2006
  4. Check the boot condition on your C/V joints.

    Grumpy AuContraire, Jul 26, 2006
  5. That's my own feeling as well. Knowing what car mechanics are like --
    I nave NEVER met an honest one -- I want to know what kinds of things
    are possible before seeing a car mechanic.

    (I do most work on my pickup myself due to car mechanics being so bad,
    but this CR/V is much more painful to work on, so I will go to see a

    Ignoramus14720, Jul 26, 2006
  6. Ignoramus14720

    TeGGeR® Guest

    I have met plenty of *honest* ones, but few *COMPETENT* ones. Most I've met
    are not much more knowledgeable than me (and that's not saying much).

    If you have a boot split, it will be blindingly obvious. Crouch down below
    the front bumper, so you can see the cylindrical corrugated black rubber
    boot in the center of the back of the wheel. See any grease? A flashlight
    may help. It should be totally, completely, bone dry. ANY wetness is a sign
    of a problem.

    However, a bad CV joint usually manifests itself as fairly discrete clicks
    or clunks widely separated, not as the sound you describe. If changing the
    diff fluid doesn't help, I'd inspect the brakes, and for anything that
    might be touching the rotor as it turns.

    Do you live in an area with snow or wet weather?
    TeGGeR®, Jul 26, 2006
  7. Well, I met about five of them, or so, that was my experience.
    Got it.

    Ignoramus14720, Jul 27, 2006
  8. Ignoramus14720

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Rust on the brakes is a notorious cause of noise. I know. I live in the
    northeast. Wanna see my rust?
    TeGGeR®, Jul 27, 2006
  9. Might it be spark knock?
    Sparky Spartacus, Aug 3, 2006
  10. Can anyone tell me if the table that comes with the 2006 Honda CR-V also
    fits a 2004 Element? I could measure the spaces, but I never seem to have
    both cars and measuring tape at the same time. Visually looking at the two
    spaces it seems possible and if so, I'd like to replace the factory
    installed Element space cover.

    Douglas Kitson, Aug 4, 2006
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