NOISE ON 4CYL 98 EX

1998 Honda Accord

Tiny

SunImNw

October, 14, 2008 AT 12:25 AM

Noises problem
1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 149000 miles

Hi I hear a noise when I drive my car. I believe its from the bottom middle of the car where the cat. Cover is? I checked the cat cover and didnt see any punctures or tears.

It doesnt make any noise when I am idle. Just when I hit 20 mph I hear a loud rumbling noise. It does not affect driving at all but it just bugs me enough because I can hear it and plus I have to crank my radio up loud.

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4 Answers

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

October, 14, 2008 AT 6:35 AM

Is it an exhaust leak or ..?!?!?
check front flex pipe
check exhaust shield and cat converter

need manual CHECK IT @
http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals.htm

Tiny

SunImNw

October, 14, 2008 AT 9:02 PM

I.E. Carx etc?

Tiny

tokneneng

October, 15, 2008 AT 10:11 PM

The noise you described is similar to what I had when my car was 102K old. I have a 1998 4cyl. Accord EX too. There was a roaring sound that seems to come from under but no visible leaks or holes underneath.

I have wasted hundreds of of dollar in dealership shops until a friendly mechanic finally diagnosed and fixed it. It was the bearing and hub assembly of my right front wheel. The unacceptable clearance of approximately 1/16" was causing the loud rumbling sound. The mechanic suggested replacing the axle too but I did not go for it.

My previous internet readings reveals that this is common for Honda accords with more than 100K mileage.

Tiny

SunImNw

October, 15, 2008 AT 11:07 PM

Does the bearing just wear out?

I did get my tires replaced a couple of months ago? Could it be due to negligence by pep boys employees?

Do you know if it causes serious issues later on?

Ballpark estimate of doing the work?

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