Tip & How-To about 1998 Honda CR-V

Honda cr-v diff noises on sharp or u turns

Hear a sqeal type noise when doing turns or u turns and think its the brakes, well it most likely isn't. its actually the differential, and how to fix it is change the oil in the diff. but be warned!!!!!! ONLY USE GENUINE HONDA DIFF OIL!!!!

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My 1998 Explorer (165,000 mi.)makes a loud rubbing noise when taking off turning or backing up turning. Clutch plates in rear carrier have been replaced (no change in noise). Front drive shaft removed


I'm not quite sure what you mean by "rubbing" sound. If it's a squeaking type of rubbing, you are more than likely hearing the bushings. The Ford Explorer is known to have the bushings wear down so much that any torque or twist will make this sound. It'll cost a few hundred to fix, mainly because if you'r going to fix one, you should just fix them all.

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Diesel 2500 when we come to a complete stop there is a delayed clunk in the rear of the truck. Sometimes when we take off it does it too. Just had new rotors and brakes replaced in the rear thinking that was the problem. Any suggestions?


The problem is in the axle and differential. THe clunk or kick in the **** you feel is the axle spinning down at stop. The gears are what is making the clunking noise. When you release the brake and begin to accelerate teh gears have free play in them and the clunk then is when the two gears actually make contact. You might notice that when you first start your acceleration there is not an immediate response. Meaning the RPM's go up a tad before you actually start to move. Check the lubrication in the axle shaft and the differential. You can do this through a screw hole (plug) located on the differential. Its called the finger test. Stick in your pinky and it shoudl come back covered in grease adn oil. (please do this with vehicle off and on level ground, etc BE SAFE) If possible it should really have the differential cover removed and checked for metal shavings indicating abnormal gear wear or adjustment. If you are not a handy mechanic or have the ability to do this with the truck on a rack, its best handled by a qualified service location. You didnt indicate the manufacturer, but GM's are famous for this and some Fords are too.. but GM's more so. Good luck. P.S. if it were the brakes you would hear the clunk when you applied them but not when you released them.

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If the back brakes are drum brakes then it`s just water in the rear drum.
The hissing noise would be the hot brake drums boiling the water.

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