Noise while turning Honda Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Musafir, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Musafir

    Musafir Guest

    Hi - I own a 2001 Honda Accord EX V6. Recently I have noticed that it
    makes smal clicking noises when I take sharp right turns. The noise
    seems to come from the rear right side wheel/wheel-assembly.

    Any suggestions on what I should check/try to troubleshoot?

    Thanks in advance,
    Musafir, Oct 1, 2003
  2. Musafir

    pars Guest

    Probably need a new drive shaft. I'd check the right boot (which houses
    the grease for your wheel bearing) to make sure it hasn't been damaged.
    If so, the grease is probably dried-out; no protecton for the wheel
    bearing. The entire assemble is part of the drive shaft.

    pars, Oct 1, 2003
  3. Honda sb #99-093 describes a click noise that may be similar to what you
    describe. It involves (slight) rust build up between the wheel hub face and
    wheel were it contacts the hub. The face of the hub and backside of wheel
    are cleaned/sanded and lubricated to stop the noise. I have seen this fix
    quite a few earlier accords and the bulletin actualy covers only 98-00
    accords of Japan production, However the actual source of the noise may be
    the same. A good place to start is to demo the noise for a technician at
    your local Honda dealer and have them trace the noise down. Good luck!
    psychicmechanic, Oct 1, 2003
  4. Musafir

    harrison Guest

    I had a similar problem with an 03 Accord. There was a small stick caught
    under the car.

    Have you done a physical inspection of the wheels?

    harrison, Oct 1, 2003
  5. Musafir

    Musafir Guest

    Hi All -

    Thanks for all the advice. I did manually inspect the tires and cannot
    see anything out of the order on the outside. I hope I don't need a
    new drive shaft - the car has 37000 miles and has been driven gently

    I have setup an appointment with a technician at the local dealership.
    Will definitely update you guys on what was wrong.

    To correct something I said earlier - the noise comes from the rear
    right when I take sharp lefts...

    Thanks again,
    Musafir, Oct 1, 2003
  6. Musafir

    Musafir Guest

    Guys - update and question.

    I took a test drive with a technician at the local Honda dealership.
    He examined the right, front tire. Initially he thought it might be
    the heat shield and he tried to bend it away. The noise did not go
    away. According to him the brakes look good from the outside but the
    inner lining may have wore faster and it might be the break wear
    indicator. Does that make sense? The car had its 30,000 mile service
    done at the same dealership and they noted that the breaks are 40-50%
    worn. Could I have worn the brakes so much in 6,300 miles (I am a very
    careful driver - I do not use hard breaking)?

    They have set up an appointment when they will take the tire out and
    examine the break wear; but I am beginning to think that the problem
    is something else altogether.

    Thanks in advance,
    Musafir, Oct 2, 2003
  7. Musafir

    Musafir Guest

    Psychic - I think you are the winner!! I looked at the rear wheel in
    question more carefully and there is indeed some rust build between
    the wheel hub face and wheel.

    Is this something that can be cleaned/etc and lubricated at home or is
    it best to let tke dealership do the job? Not so much the money, I
    want to have the pleasure of fixing something on my car (I can't say
    on my own - you guys solved it for me)?

    Musafir, Oct 3, 2003
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