2000 Honda Accord Bad Axle CV Joint or Transmission?

Tiny
VGBEAR
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,040 MILES
Okay so I bought this car used about 2 months ago. When I would break or turn left the car would SOMETIMES squeal. Not all the time. Well 4 days ago I was driving and hit a curb at about 30mph, pretty hard hit. The drivers side front tire started making a whoosh-whoosh noise as I drive. It has since gotten louder. When I brake, it grinds horrible sounds like metal on metal. I stop by a busy mechanic shop, they jump in go around the corner and say it sounds like the axle needs to be replaced. I stop by my uncle he says CV joints. That was the first 2 days. 3rd day, reverse isnt kicking in. I have to force gas petal and only then it moves very slowly and sounds like the car is dragging something underneath. I brake, the car doesnt want to stop, I have to pull E brake. 4th day. Last night scared crap out of me not being able to stop so its sitting parked. So now I'm not sure what needs to be replaced. They said the brakes are fine, but a bad axle can mess up my transmission. Could it have messed up the tranny in 3 days of driving? What is my best bet on getting fixed? I'm a student, only work part time so would like to replace the right part the first time around. I dont have the extra 100-150 for a diagnosis at a good shop. Would it be fairly easy to replace any part myself?
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 10:54 AM

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Tiny
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Hi vgbear,

I would suggest checking the brakes first. Seems the pads have worn out causing the brake failure. The pads could have worn too much that the metal part has dislodged itself from its seat and that had cause the brake to bind and the lack of reversing power.

When reversing, did the engine roar without the vehicle moving or the rpm did not want to go up as well?

Axle would not emit any whooshing noise. It would sound like crocking noise.

Bad axle would not mess up the trans, hope it is not the trans that has failed.

Replacing the brake pads would not be too difficult.
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 1:04 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your reply ! Yes when I put the car in reverse it revs as if the car were in neutral and very slowly reverses but you can tell its being forced. It makes a noise too as if the car were being dragged backwards. When it is in drive works fine besides the horrible noise. But like I said the brakes have gave. Do you think it could be down to the rotars possbily being of the loud metal grinding noise? Thanks again. I'm hoping brake pads too looked it up seems easier than everything else. However I have heard the trannys are horrible on Hondas.
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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Engine revving with vehicle not moving does not look good. Seems the trans has a problem and could be internal.

Get a scan done to see if you can retrieve any trouble codes.

Metal grinding noise could be due to worn pads resulting in metal to metal contact between pad and rotor.

If the pads are good, check the backing plate, it could be too close to the rotor and brushing against it when making turns. Use a screwdriver to push it away from the rotor if it is too near.
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 1:52 PM

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