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2011 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Man

2011 Honda Civic Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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February 17, 2013, 4:06 pm

Steve H
 

Question: problem and cost

hello, my honda civic ex is making a loud rooring sound in the front. i jacked it up and when i turn the tire back and forth it makes a clicking noise. i think it is the drivetrain bearings. is this posible and how much to fix it. thank you


February 20, 2013, 10:58 am

Elizabeth K
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The roaring noise is likely the front wheel bearing, but in order to tell which side is bad you have to use a stethoscope or screwdriver to hear the noise through the chassis when the vehicle is jacked up and the tires are spinning at 50mph or so. It's not a procedure for the faint of heart, so you may want to have it diagnosed by a shop.

The clicking noise is more likely from something different, possibly a CV joint if the boot is ripped.

You can check the 'repair cost calculator' to get an estimate, but getting the correct diagnosis first is necessary.


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