Honda Accord: severe noice coming from wheel

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Honda Accord: severe noice coming from wheel

I have a 98 Honda Accord that has a severe ticking noise coming from the front drivers wheel. It stops when brakes are applied and gets worse when I make a right turn or go over a bump.

could it be shot bearings? tie rod issue?

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Old 09-10-08, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 5.0vert View Post
I have a 98 Honda Accord that has a severe ticking noise coming from the front drivers wheel. It stops when brakes are applied and gets worse when I make a right turn or go over a bump.

could it be shot bearings? tie rod issue?

thanks
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I would say it is your CV (constant velocity) joint - classic symptoms almost to a T.
 
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Old 09-10-08, 01:41 PM
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Definitely sounds like a CV joint. However it is normally cheaper to replace the whole axle instead of just the CV joint.
 
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Definitely sounds like a CV joint. However it is normally cheaper to replace the whole axle instead of just the CV joint.
Agreed! The half shaft (axle) is usually around 1/2 the price because it only takes about 1 hour to replace it vs. tearing it apart and fixing the joint.
 
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And sometimes it's better to do both at the same time. The right is normally (from what I know) the first to go, just from the percentage of turns.
 
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thanks guys

Any idea of what I am looking @ price wise?

This is my sons car and he is on a tight budget.

Anything else that should be done or checked out when this repair is made?
 
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5 could look underneath at the accordian rubber boot over the CV joint (the CV joint is inside that rubber) and see if the bad side one is torn, and if the current good side is torn, or not, also. I have also got by temporarily by injecting grease in torn CV joint to relube the bearings and stop horrendous ticking and even the scary jerk of the wheel that can also happen.
 
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Old 09-10-08, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 5.0vert View Post
thanks guys

Any idea of what I am looking @ price wise?

This is my sons car and he is on a tight budget.

Anything else that should be done or checked out when this repair is made?

I think I was quoted $300 for both, but that was many years ago. I do my own so I can't tell you what they may charge now. I know the half shaft on my 91 Nissan was just over $50. Most shops will try to charge for a tear down and rebuild (cv boot replacement). Not sure if it would run less to buy the half shafts (axles) yourself and bring it to a shop or to just have the shop do it.

Just an FYI, when a CV joint goes, the car is unable to move by the power of the engine. So if it does break, your son will not be able to move the car unless he pushes it somewhere or has it towed. It is usually good to have them repaired pretty soon after they start making noise. Just my opinion.
 
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