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Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 18, 2022 04:16PM
I pulled the wheels. Oy.
Wheel bearings are leaking grease
Control arm bushings are worn and the bits flop around as a result. I think that’s the clunk.
One CV Axle looks like it’s lost all its grease, but is not “clunking “. Yet.
Tires are worn out.

I’m going to take it to my favorite shop, but I suspect Azul (it’s Glacier Blue) is a candidate for “sell to a kid who will work on it”.

Engine is strong, transmission is strong, AC works, etc.
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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 18, 2022 04:20PM
Spend ten minutes browsing car prices and inventory, and then decide if you want to repair your beater.
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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 18, 2022 04:32PM
How much work is that? Might not be as much as you suspect. Hopefully you have a trustworthy independent shop.

At current car prices, its probably worth fixing.

I know much of that can be addressed in a couple of hours including beer time.

But good tires don't come cheap. Oh, a good honda forum will give you a good idea of what to expect out of your vehicle moving forward.







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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 18, 2022 05:03PM
That is exactly the age when everything starts to go on a Honda. Absolutely if you live in the rust belt. You'll likely have to replace all of the calipers pretty soon, along with a steering rack, and all shocks.



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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: September 18, 2022 05:51PM
I'd ballpark $500 in parts to do yourself plus whatever the tires cost. Figure you are going to spend $1500 plus the tires if you take it to a shop. Do both CV axles, both wheel bearings, and both control arm bushings. I would also take a look at the calipers and the struts at the same time. The struts should be done at the same time as the above because you will need an alignment anyway with doing the CV axles and new tires. It could go up to $3000 total for a shop to do everything.

I have a 2006 Malibu that needs much of the same work that yours does but also leaks a small amount of coolant from an unfindable location. It is our second car and only drives around in town, less than 10 miles if driven at all per day, not more than 5 miles from home and we have AAA so I am comfortable with that. I'm not fixing it, just living with the problems and when it becomes undrivable it is done for.



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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 18, 2022 06:04PM
Thanks for the advice. Calipers are newer already. Brakes work well.
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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 18, 2022 06:05PM
Thanks for the advice. Calipers are newer already. Brakes work well. Tires might be prorated because they were supposed to last 90k miles (Michelin) and it’s been 45k
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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: lost in space
Date: September 18, 2022 09:07PM
Those are GREAT cars. How many miles on it? We bought a 2003 CRV for our daughter from friends who had taken good care of it from new. 170k miles and it drives like new. I'd love to find another one like it.



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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: davec
Date: September 18, 2022 11:03PM
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Those are GREAT cars. How many miles on it? We bought a 2003 CRV for our daughter from friends who had taken good care of it from new. 170k miles and it drives like new. I'd love to find another one like it.

Agree 100%.

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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 19, 2022 07:36AM
absolutely worth fixing...new axle (well, half-axle) for the CV boot issue.

new rear tailing arm bushing kit (both sides) is $70 off eBay.

wheel bearing units look to be under $150 each.
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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 19, 2022 08:15AM
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Re: Gear heads… is it done ? 2008 Honda CRV rear suspension goes “CLUNK !”
Posted by: davester
Date: September 20, 2022 01:14PM
That sounds to me like routine maintenance and should not cause you to have any thoughts regarding replacing the vehicle (unless you don't like the vehicle for some reason).



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