"Thunk thunk thunk"

honda

#1

I have a 1998 Honda CRV (generally a great car w/no problems); now w/100K miles, recently developed “thunking” from right rear tire(?) when making sharp right turns. Our usually great car guy says its not the axle. Anyone know what’s going on?


#2

As was advised in another recent post regarding CR-Vs, this is a known problem with that model, and it can be resolved by changing the fluid in the rear differential. While this defies logic to some extent, this does work.

Just be sure that you use the proper specification differential lube, and as a result, you might want to go to the dealer for this service. Expect to pay ~$110. for this service at the dealership, IIRC.