2000 Honda Civic my car makes noises suddenly

Tiny
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  • 2000 HONDA CIVIC
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Hi
I have an Honda Civic Ex 2000. Some days ago, It made some noises in the back. I don't know what going on there. I was driving and it made sounds, then I tried to brake and it stopped. Next day, I was driving and it made sounds all the time even when I braked, slowed down or drove 30 -40 mph. In this morning, I was driving to school and it didn't make any noises, and after school, it made noises all the time and this time it was louder than some days ago.
I bought and changed new tired, shock absorber about 4 months ago. 4 months ago it made noises like this time.
and by the way, can you show me a picture tell me where I need to fill up the oil for Honda Civic Ex 2000. I just need to know where I need to unscrew under the hood.
thank a lot
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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 AT 4:54 PM

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Tiny
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Just remove the black oil cap. It says OIL on it. It's the only black cap that screws off on the engine.

With regards to the noise, can you explain this noise?
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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 AT 7:24 PM
Tiny
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Thx for your help
about the sounds, I feel like 2 metals get impact with each other, like a door get rusted. It sounds like from the brake or shock absorber. When the tires are turning, it makes sound so noisy. I wonder if the problem comes from shock absorber and tires because I changed them about 4 months ago.
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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You may be experiencing a lower ball joint squeek.

If the vehicle is parked and you turn the wheel from lock to lock, do you hear a squeek?
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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Yes I hear the squeak.
I took my car to a mechanic.They gave me a estimate .


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Can some one tell me which one I need to do first ?
Is there any thing I can do it by myself? My mechanic said it will take about $500 for all of the problem . lol
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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If it's coming from the back then it's probably your rear brake shoes(Are you sure that's really where the sound is coming from). According to this invoice, are they just recommending cleaning and adjusting of the back shoes? It looks like they want to replace of the front pads and rotors? I'm surprised that they didn't find anything wrong with the back shoes, that's why I mention to be sure of where the sound is coming from.
The metal on metal sound while you foot is not on the brake is a good sign that the pads are running out of padding. The fact that the squealing is happen after you put the brakes on is a sign that the pad is completely gone and is now grinding groves into your rotor, hence the new rotors they put into the estimate. If you haven't done too much damage to the rotor they may be able to grind out the grooves.
As far as the brake fluid flush goes, it don't know how that would contribute to the noises your hearing. Unless the fluid is really black and grainy, I don't know how important it is.
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Friday, June 19th, 2009 AT 2:32 PM

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