Through reading the posts in this group, I was able to determine that
I had a problem with my CV joint, and had to replace both axles on my
92 Accord. A certified Honda mechanic verified that both axles should
be replaces, and that this was better than just replacing the joints.
I took it to a mechanic that my father-in-law recommended, and he
replaced both axles for a very good price. So no more clicking sound
when I turn, but this has been replaced with a new noise. When I
picked up the car, I took it for a test drive, and there was a
squealing sound when I accelerated while turning. The sqealing sounded
like metal-on-metal. But the car also made the sound while
accelerating straight ahead. The mechanic said it could be a clutch
problem, and that it could have been there behind the axle click
noise, but I heard that click for about a year, and I would have heard
a squeal like this. He said to listen to it for a while, and if I
wanted, he would remove and re-install the axles again. I'm convinced
the sound is coming from something he did or didn't do when replacing
the axles, but he said it wasn't.
Well, that was 4 days ago, and the squeal is gone, but now there is a
knocking that I can feel through the gas pedal when I'm accelerating
in low gear. It only happens when I'm in 1st and second gear, and the
knocking/rumbling sound gets more intense the harder I push down the
pedal. Once I get going, the sound is gone, so that seems to rule out
an engine problem.
I've read similar posts, and everything from heat shield to the ABS
has been mentioned. I have ABS, so I'm wondering if this was the
cause. Anybody know what the deal is? Thanks.