Noise from right rear wheel area when slowly backing.
2005 Honda Accord EX. 35,000 miles. When I go into reverse when slowly backing out of driveway or a parking space, a distinct medium pitch humming/whine noise comes from right rear wheel area. Does not happen all the time, and only in reverse, and not just when brake pedal is depressed. Does not happen when car is going more than 5mph in reverse and does not happen in Drive. Could it be a brake pad wear indicator, or have something to do with the parking brake cable?
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when was the last time you had the brakes checked most recommended checks would be suggested between 25,000 and 35,000 miles I generally have mine checked every summer to be safe if they havent been replaced since new they chances are you are down to the metal and that is the grinding noise you have to most like replaced the rear shoes and drums if sedan or if coupe replace rear disc and pads. from here in make sure you have them checked every summer to avoid replacing the drums and or discs these are expensive to replace where shoes and pads are minimal costs.. hope this helps
While driving and with radio off, listen to the noise. Find a road that is clear on which you can drive without any traffic. Drive at a constant speed and make light shifts to the left and right, by doing this, the weight of the vehicle will shift to the apposite side of the steering wheel to which you turn.
When you turn to the left, the weight goes to the right (passenger side) wheel, if the noise stops, you may have a bad wheel bearing.
When you turn to the right, the weight goes to the left (driver side), if the noise stops, you may have a bad wheel bearing.
If the noise does NOT go away, then you may have bad CV's.
Another way to check is by lifting and securing in jack stands. Vehicle in neutral and with your hands, rotate wheel with one hand. Other hand place on suspension component. Spring of strut. If you feel slight vibration, you may have a bad wheel bearing.
With vehicle on jack stands, one hand on top of wheel and other on bottom, try to see if you can move the wheel in and out which may be a had CV.
have your ear brakes checked and or replaced. Possible worn pads. There is a worn indicator on the pad that scrapes the rotor when your brakes are worn. If they arent worn, have them inspected!!hopefully this helps!!
It's probably your cv (constant velocity) joint. Jack up the honda and put it on safety stands, look at the area behind the center of both front wheels, there is a rubber boot. This boot protects the cv joint from dirt, road grime, water, salt, etc. If you see splits in it or grease on the boot, it has deteriorated, and is letting contaniments in. The damage has already been done if it makes a rattling noise going around corners at slow speed. I changed both cv joints (purchased rebuilt axles for $49 each) in my 92, but it is a big job labor wise. There's a lot to take apart to remove the axles.