1997 Honda Accord Problems after a car was serviced

Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
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I have just had my 97 Honda Accord serviced. The repair shop replaced both of shafts due to the CV joints problems and then did alignment service. They also did the timing belt and replaced two power steering and alternator belts additionally. The shop said two belts are cracked.

After driving for a test, I found the following problems and probably will back to the shop. I did not have those problems before having the car serviced. Can you tell me what the problems look like?

1) Clunk sound from left or right wheel when turning the drive wheels ALL THE WAY to the left or right. But, after turning the car several times, the clunk sound seems going away. Is it a problem?

2) In front of the passenger side comes an uneven, inconsistent click sound when driving for a while.

3) Whirring sound from the engine that gets worse when driving for a while and engine speed increases.

Can you diagnose three car repair problems above? Thank you for your answer.
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 9:05 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

The first two I would say are related to the drive shaft installation, did they fit new shafts? Have the installation checked, the third sounds like one of the drive belts is way to tight, it may be causing a bearing failure in one of the pulleys, check these out.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the shop replaced both of the shafts. The click sound in front of the passenger seat under the hood is different form the CV joints repaired before. Before the CV joints were repaired, the click sound came from the CV joints only when I turned the vehicle. Now the click sound came from front of the passenger side seat under the hood and I do not have to turn the car but drive for a while. Since the shop also changed the power steering and alternator belts, could it be related to the power steering and alternator belts or it must be related to the installation of the shafts (both)? Thank you for your answer.
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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Is the click a one off or is it constant with road speed, if the spline ends of CV (wheel end) is not home tight and the nut not done up to speck, you can get a bit of movement and this will click when the load is applied (driving off) just an extra thought.

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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It is uneven and inconstant but comes AFTER driving for a while. In other words, there is no sound when the car start running but comes after driving for a while. The sound may more like SSSSSSSSSSSS sound, just before the passenger side floor mat. Before the shop performed timing belt, replaced the shafts for the CV joints problem, powering steering and alternator belts, there is no such sound. Do you have more comments?
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 10:48 PM
Tiny
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Just to send the car back with a list of your concerns and ask them to re check their work.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 2:26 AM
Tiny
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I send the car back to the repair shop. The whirring sound is due to the tight belt. The shop made an adjustment. The clunk sound from the tire went away by itself next day. The shop explained it is due to the just installation of the joints. The uneven, inconsistent click sound also went away in two days. Don't know why. I post the info for sharing.
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Friday, March 5th, 2010 AT 12:56 PM

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