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My 10-year old Honda CRV ES is running well. But it is

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My 10-year old Honda CRV ES is running well. But it is producing a funny knocking sound from the bottom rear left when I slow down and apply brakes in order to stop at traffic lights, when I approach roundabouts or when I want to turn either to the left or right. Is there something wrong with my rear left suspension or is it my braking system ?
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Customer: I am in Birmingham, West Midlands
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Customer: None.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Stephen Rothwell replied 6 months ago.


Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** i am a fully qualified vehicle technician with over thirty years in the trade, hopefully I can help.

As you will understand I can only comment from your description, but from the way you describe the problem I would suspect that one of the rear suspension bushes has worn and this is allowing the arm to move and knock onto the sub-frame. This will occur when cornering or braking due to the extra forces places on the suspension during the cornering or braking actions.

I would advise getting the suspension checked by a garage as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to the suspension components.

I hope this answers your question, but do please feel free to ask any further details.

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