Mechanics

WHEEL NOISE

1997 Honda Accord • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 210,000 miles

I have a 97 honda accord V6. I'm having a noise from my front wheels when turning left or right. It doesn't happen all the time but I've noticed that if I am, for example, at a stop sign, I turn right and accelerate and the noise happens more frequently. From what research I've done, the noise is typically associated with a bad CV joint. However, I replaced those about 6 months ago. I checked the boots and they seem okay.
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Tmgolf318
January 27, 2011.




Crocking noise during acceleration when making turns do indicate CV joint faults. Were the joints replaced OEM?

I would not discount the possibility of bad CV joints due to inferior quality used or lubrication was not sufficienly packed.

KHLow2008
Jan 28, 2011.
No they were ordered from Napa. My dad and I have used them for parts since forever and have never had an issue with quality which is why I was leaning towards it being something else. I was thinking their might be a clearance issue causing the noise. Either way I hate that this has happened only after 5-6 months.

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Tmgolf318
Jan 28, 2011.
Is the noise continously crocking or singular knocking?

KHLow2008
Jan 28, 2011.
It continues but is sporadic in timing and doesn't always happen. A rule of thumb to go by is it is louder and more dominant on a sharper turn. It doesn't happen in changing lanes or on curves in the road. It only happens at "90 degree" turn.
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Tmgolf318
Jan 28, 2011.
Symptoms indiates the CV joints are bad.

KHLow2008
Jan 29, 2011.

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