1997 Honda CRV Repair Question
Rattling/clunking noise only heard while accelerating
i suspect the lf axle. when it turns it clunks, you said, that is an indicator of an axle. it may also be making noise on acceleration.
That's what i thought as well, both axles were replaced a year ago and were still under warranty so i replaced it a couple weeks ago, and its still amking the noise. =(
new or used axles??
they were rebuilt, but...the original one had like a rubber damper on the middle of the shaft like it was molded on there, neither of the 2 that i replaced it with had this. I also looked up the axle on honda's website and it doesnt show it either, weird.
Although the shaft does have slight play at the inner joint, like its too short, but the noise was there before and after putting the rebuilt one on.
the rubber is never on replacement axles. only on new ones from honda which makes the price very high.
have the hub bearing checked and make sure the torque is correct on the axle nut
Will do, but if the axle from honda comes with the rubber...doesn't it 'need' it? :/ And is the hub bearing the same as the wheel bearing?
yes, hub bearing and wheel bearing are the same.
it is for balance more than anything.
Wouldnt i have other symptoms too with a bad bearing? like the noise getting louder as i drive...cause as soon as you let off the gas even at highway speeds...all the banging/rattling stops as it coasts until you get on the gas again...its weird...one of those you have to hear it things. :/
could be but what did you torque the axle nut at when you did the axles??