Honda Civic Front End Noise


Old 04-18-10, 10:48 AM
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Honda Civic Front End Noise

My wifes car (2001 Honda Civic EX) makes kind of a faint whining sound when it reaches speeds above 50mph. It appears to be coming from the front right portion of the car (possibly wheel). It happens when the gas is pressed and goes away when you take your foot off. Ive looked at her brakes and they are good.

Any ideas?

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Old 04-18-10, 04:05 PM
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Location: Washington State
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Possibly Diff gears in the trans axle sounds like a lash problem if you can load it and its noisy unload it (the ring and pinion) and it goes away. You may try a trans fluid replacement.
Here's the steps.

NOTE: Keep all foreign particles out of the transmission.

1. Bring the transmission up to operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on) by driving the vehicle.
2. Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine off.
3. Remove the drain plug, and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . NOTE: If a cooler flusher is to be used, refer to ATF Cooler Flushing.
4. Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer.
5. Refill transmission with the recommended fluid into dipstick hole to the upper mark on the dipstick. Always use Honda ATF-Z1 Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) . Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality. Automatic Transmission Fluid Capacity: 2.7 L (2.9 US qt) at changing 6.0 L (6.3 US qt) at overhaul
I've found that actually it comes closer to 4.5 to 5 qts when doing this service on those though.
Good Luck

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