Honda S2000

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s2000

#1

Car drives great, and shifts like a dream! Has 54K miles (2004), and recently had rear differential fluid changed; recommended interval is every 30K miles. When car is left sitting for a few days, and is then started, placed in gear, and then when clutch is let out and gas applied, there is a noise like a stick has snapped with a slight (very slight) metallic quality. Car moves normally, clutch engages normally and sound doesn’t recur for the rest of the day -even when left parked all day at work. This does not occur all the time, but on occasion; a few times a month. Should I wait until symptoms worsen? Honda dealership never mentioned anything wrong when they replaced rear differential fluid.


#2

Don’t wait unitl it gets worse, if the center chunk is having an issue take it back to Honda right away, possibly wrong fluid placed in it.


#3

Not sure what you mean by center chunk. But, I think your suggestion is good, and I will contact Honda this week -will post their response. Thanks!


#4

Are you sure the noise is coming from the differential?

Could it be something else?


#5

Sounds like it’s coming from the aft section of the car. Could it be something else -sure! Any ideas? Noise is intermittent, only occurs at the time mentioned, and never occurs under other circumstances. I do not believe that it is related to the suspension.


#6

If it’s sat for a few days, it could just be rust breaking off the brakes when you start moving. But, as others said, take it back and have them look at it