Suspension, Steering and Brakes Knocking noise from the wheel area

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Ichiban, Tuesday 15th Nov, 2011.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    This is a common annoyance with a lot of owners after they have has some work done on the front suspension. After replacing the compliance bushes, the drop links or major work like a clutch change this annoying condition sets in. This is applicable to all gen of accord and not necessarily to the 7th Generation.

    The symptoms are more apparent when you are accelerating the car or at stand still. To ascertain the source of the noise get a helper to hear the car when setting off from a standing stop. If there is a noise form the OSF or NSF side start to dismantle and remove the driveshaft.



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    on removal inspect the driveshaft and clean the areas shown, of any dust and other contaminants\rust from the contact surfaces of the hub bearing and the wheel side driveshaft joint. Check for any rough area with your finger.

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    Using 180 wet and dry sanding paper, sand and clean the contact surface area's to smooth finish and ensuring the surface is clean. Then get apply a thing coat of molybdenum grease on both surfaces. Your Honda dealers have small pouches for sale. Ensure you don't over apply the grease as it make be splattered over the ASB encoder or the sensor causing more damage.

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    Reassemble everything and confirm that the noise has disappeared, job done.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Diesel owners take note this is known to happen and its a simple fix.
     
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  3. wahabishtiaq Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    can this job be done with simplest of tools i.e. no special crow bar or etc required?

    Please advise as i have same knocking issue to deal with...
     
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  4. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Quite often the driveshaft joint can sieze into the hub. A copper hammer can be used to nit the joint out in situ but worst case is needing a new joint and possibly bearing and sensor if the joint needs pushing out in a press. You need a 36mm hub socket. Splitting the lower ball joint can be a problem for the diy mechanic also. So not as simple as it looks! Most accord 7 gens are over 10 years old now and starting to become pigs doing certain jobs.
     
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  6. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hope to give the year old Insaneshafts a good check over tomorrow while fitting extended studs and new geniune hubs and bearings on the front so good timing thanks :Smile:
     
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