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2006 Honda Element EXP - 40K miles

While turning into parking spot (left or righ) there is a groan and a type of vibration coming from the front end. What could this be???

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  • officerhilts Sep 02, 2008

    When turning my 2006 Honda Element Left or Right I have experienced a humming noise and vibration from the front end. I thought it was the tires, but new tires have resulted in the same thing.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    It was told to me the CV joints are making the noise??

  • tchung315 Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I also have a 2006 Honda Element with 40 K miles. When I turn the steering wheel left or right it makes a wierd vibration noise from the front end and also the steering wheel vibrates.

  • elvisboy Apr 20, 2009

    I have a 2003 Element that has exactly the same problem. When I am driving slowly if I turn to the far right or left I get a vibration.


  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Most likely the CV joints. I'm taking mine in to be looked at (same problem).



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I have a 2006 Honda Element as well, and mine started making "rubbing" noises when I made a slow hard turn left or right. It had 49K on it. Took it to a dealership and had it looked at. The technician knew what it was right off the bat. The rear differential needed to be serviced. Said the fluid had broken down and needed replacing. $79.00 to fix. CRV have the same problem. Just get it serviced and it should be ok.

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Change the oil in the rear end it breaks down and causes a slipping noise. It takes 1 liter but the sell it by the quart so you have to buy two quarts.

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