Engine & Gearbox 2007 CR-V rear end clunking noise ...help!!

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Champs, Saturday 17th Sep, 2016.

  1. Champs New Member Getting Started

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    Hi and thanks for accepting me. I have recently acquired a 2007 CR-V CDTI it's very high miles but I am extremely please with it . I do have one issue and would welcome any suggestions or advice. Since having the car (2 months) there has been a clunking coming from the rear, when I bought it I assumed it was the spare or tools banging when ever you went over a bump or rough road surfaces , sleeping policemen etc. Having taken everything out of the back - wheel tools boot floor and had the Anti roll links changed still got the clunking. Any suggestions. Thanks Champs
     
  2. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @Champs :welcome:

    Hopefully somebody will be along later who can advise.

    @Staff could this thread be moved into the CR-V 3rd Generation section as it will get more views there - and hopefully an answer.
     
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  3. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Sounds like the rear diff needs flushing try cox honda they do a kit there should be instructions on the club site just do a search. Its an easy process and not expensive to do hopefully that should do the trick.

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  4. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Thread moved to relevant section
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    @Champs did you get this sorted and find your info on here for the flush of the diff.?
     
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  7. Champs New Member Getting Started

    Wales Champs Cardiff
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    Hi, Thanks for the follow up, yes I've bought the DPS fluid from Honda and will be undertaking this task this coming weekend, I hope it sorts out the problem, I've bought enough to flush it and then renew. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will sort it out. I'll post the results.
    Thanks
    Paul
     
  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Paul before you drop the oil get to secluded round about and do a dozen turns one way then the other way. Don't get dizzy lol then drop the oil and change it that will sort the glazing issue.


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  9. Champs New Member Getting Started

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    Will do I know just the place. Cheers
    paul
     
  10. Champs New Member Getting Started

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    It worked!!!! Did the driving in circles, then put in new fluid drove for about 10 miles, drained again refilled using new washers this time and I'm astounded that such a simple fix sorted out what I felt was a colossal problem. It's now a real pleasure to drive, despite the 182k on the clock. Thanks to this forum and the great advice!!
     
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  11. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Glad to hear that the issue is sorted. Fantastic result
     
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  12. rikernumber1 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I had a similar issue on mine - resolved the same way. Somewhere I read that regular diff fluid changes are the way to go anyway - I had this done by the supplying dealer on mine at 66K, and I've just had it done again at 114K. There's a Honda Tech bulletin PDF somewhere on the forum that describes the process; a Honda technician also told me it's best to get all four wheels off the ground and (in my case) engage drive with the engine running, as this will force the 4WD to engage, which I guess has the same effect as lots of sharp turns.
     
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  13. Tear101 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Had mine done at 75k miles as part of the big service. Never had any issues leading up to that but thought as it at that mileage I should get it done.
     
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  14. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's why you should get it done at the correct schedules.

    Too many CR-Vs go outside of the dealer network and have Kwik-fit "major" services that won't even touch the rear diff. Then owners wonder why they have problems and are talked in to replacing diffs by trusted local garages for no reason whatsoever.
     
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  15. rikernumber1 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Nothing wrong with going outside the dealer network; however I agree keeping to the correct schedules is key. I don't think you need to keep to the dealer network to keep your car serviced in accordance with the manufacturer - unless it's something really specialist (Bugatti etc). Just make sure whoever is servicing your car is doing what is required - which probably takes Kwik-Fit out of the equation.
     
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  16. Wizard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    My CR-V had 1st five services carried out by Honda main dealer. Last 2 were carried out by local garage and I think the service was better.

    They follow the service schedule and use proper parts.

    They even fixed an odd starting problem that I had.

    The key is to ask around and find a good garage.
     
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