FR-V Owners Chassis code: BE1,BE3, BE5 Production year: 2005 & 2006 The Symptoms Abnormal noise from the front dampers when the steering is being turned. The Cause The adhesive strength of the spring protector tube deteriorates allowing the tube to come off the spring. The Fix Install the seat rubber and replace the front spring.Please note this repair is only done when the front spring can be physical seen as the below picture. The front suspension has to exhibit the symptoms outlined. The Repair Procedure 1. Park the vehicle, then confirm that the abnormal noise is heard from the part (A) between the front damper spring (B) and the spring lower seat (C) when turning the steering wheel. 2. Remove the front dampers and install the seat rubbers (A), then replace the springs (B) with the revised parts (without spring tube). Reference to the Workshop manual is necessary for the procedure. 3. After installing the front dampers, confirm the abnormal noise has disappeared when turning the steering wheel with the vehicle parked. 4. Check wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. Refer to workshop manual.* (Can be provided if anyone requires it) Parts Information On completion of this the vehicle has to be aligned ideal on a four wheel alignment machine. Owners with aftermarket lowering spring kits show excessive wear on the spring protector tube, you will also seen massive rear camber variation and tyre wear. Best advise never drop your FR-V you will enter the realms of aftermarket camber and toe adjusters to rectify this.