Clunking noise front driver side wheel well

xsport4e

Member
First Name
ERIC
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
6
Reaction score
7
Location
Glendora
Car(s)
Civic sport
Make sure your battery tie down is TIGHT. I was getting that annoying clunking for over a year and finally traced it down to a loose battery tie down. If it’s loose the battery will move around and rub against the frame causing that noise.



Advertisement


 

Mugenkb1

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
387
Reaction score
187
Location
Southern California
Car(s)
05 Acura RL, 16 Acura MDX, 17 Civic Hatchback Sport 6MT
Country flag
So I swapped out my stock suspension w/ some coilovers. And I was really hoping that it would solve the issue if it was because of the front driver's strut. Well, I can confirm it's not because of that (at least for non Si owners). However, I do feel like the sound isn't as loud....but I'll have to see. I still need an alignment, so maybe those guys will find out if something's off in the front that's causing the issue. If not, I may just have to go with @grifocx fix of replacing the transmission mount.

I know I'm not an Si owner, but figured I'd chime in since apparently the transmission mount is the same for the Hatch Sport 6MT and Si's.
 
Last edited:

turbo lover

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2016
Messages
612
Reaction score
322
Location
Canada
Car(s)
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring
Country flag
I have the noise from the video in post #4, my dealer says it's the CV boot. It will take a month for the part to arrive. I'll see what happens once they get it replaced.
 
First Name
Optimus
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
15
Reaction score
10
Location
Middle of the Pacific
Car(s)
17 Si Coupe
I have the same noise that the OP described and posted the video about,except mine may be louder than the video. The sound only occurs when I'm driving over lane markers, road imperfections, etc. According to the dealership, the sound is the brake pad moving within the caliper and is perfectly normal. I was sure to replicate and point out the noise during the drive-along with the mechanic. It was surprising for me how nonchalant the mechanic was about it too. He was basically like "Oh yeah, almost all Hondas do that. It's normal." Pretty hard to accept that this could be normal considering how loud it is but didn't pursue it further with them, However, I made sure that my service record documented that the sound was diagnosed to be normal by the dealership. Next time, I'll go straight to a brake shop to have it checked.
 

emxbelle13

New Member
First Name
Macy
Joined
Jul 16, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Atlanta
Car(s)
2017 Civic EX-L Coupe
Country flag
Just wanted to put my 2 cents. Found this forum researching because I had a very similar issue. Rattle/clunk when going over imperfections in the road etc. I have a 2017 Civic Coupe. Took it to the dealer today and they informed me that I have a bad strut that needs replacing (right front). They are changing it tomorrow. All covered under warranty. Hopefully this solves the issue. I just bought the car 2 days ago. Didn't notice the noise on the test drive because the weather sucked and couldn't hear beyond the rain. Car only has 25k miles.
 

Mugenkb1

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
387
Reaction score
187
Location
Southern California
Car(s)
05 Acura RL, 16 Acura MDX, 17 Civic Hatchback Sport 6MT
Country flag
K, I don't wanna jinx myself, but I may have solved the clunking problem on my car. It's only been 1 day, but I hope it lasts. Basically replaced the tranny mount on the left side. The old mount looked fine, seem to have the same "flex" as the new mount. But yeah, no more clunking noise!
 

MeanGreenSi

Senior Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Sep 5, 2018
Messages
327
Reaction score
211
Location
North Carolina
Car(s)
2018 Honda Civic Si, 2018 Honda Accord Sport
Country flag
I started hearing a clunking noise in my car. I have added eibach prokit springs and was good for awhile. So put the car up on jack stands and tried to move everything around. I found my endlink was loose on the driver side strut. Nut was tight but I was able to move it up and down. I had to get an Allen bit and wrench to hold the endlink still and was able to tighten it more. Gonna drive next weekend and see it if fixed it. Also putting in some 82a Hasport motor mounts to go with my 27won RMM.
 

Syntek

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2016
Messages
755
Reaction score
432
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Car(s)
2019 PWP Civic Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Wanted to report that I'm also starting to hear this clunking sound in post #4 on the driver side. No fixes as of yet? 2019 Si.
 

charleswrivers

Senior Member
First Name
Charles
Joined
Nov 3, 2017
Messages
3,574
Reaction score
4,113
Location
Kingsland, GA
Car(s)
'14 Odyssey EX-L '18 Civic SI Sedan '94 300zx twin turbo 2001 Ford F-150 Sport
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
I guess I'll throw my hat into this one as well. I don't have a great deal of time to fool with it at the moment... but figure I'll either get into it shortly after Christmas or give it to the dealer overnight to let them look for it (closest one is about an hour away and has only been back the one time for that Freon recharge since I bought the car), along with rechecking my AC which I had recharged last April for a but of noise when the Freon went through the evaporator and also to see if they have newer firmware for the HU. 3 or 4 times I've had it go black after being in reverse and once you're out... it it's locked out until you turn off the car for a bit, long enough for the HU to reset. 2 years... not a great showing for a new-ish car, but not terrible either. Clunks suck. I figured it was end link... sway bar... or engine/trans mount related.

I hadn't thought about brake pads. I figured we had the springs that keep them off the rotor but also kind of hold them in place. Anyone do a pad change on an Si and see? If they don't... I guess they could be flopping all over the place.
 
OP
BWSI

BWSI

Member
First Name
Brandon
Joined
Nov 14, 2017
Messages
19
Reaction score
18
Location
Orange county
Car(s)
2017 civic si
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #85
the dealer isolated it to the brakes. When I’m on the breaks over imperfections in the road it doesn’t make that noise, but as soon as I take my foot off it’s back. Dealer says there’s nothing they can do. I told them it wasn’t normal and asked if they could replace the brake assembly because of perhaps bad casting, but they have refused. Took it to Honda corporate and they said the noise was tolerable and the noise level was subjective. Refused to fix. So frustrated with Honda over this matter. My commute has some small imperfections in the road the whole way, so I hear the sound the whole way to work and back. Had a TDI golf before this and would much rather have that car back over the headaches with Honda.
 

Advertisement












Advertisement


Top