Car: 2007 silver Civic - 1.8 EX
Join Date: 9th September 2019
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Continuous noise - front-end of Civic
First time posting so hopefully in the correct area.
Just purchased a UK 2007 Civic 1.8 EX model about two weeks back.Last owner had not taken much care of it ( broken wing mirror, black oil, green residue in coolant ) plus it had been stood for a while but I can see potential in the old girl...mileage 111000
It has recently started producing a noise like a thump/squelch from the offside wheel arch , it is especially noticeable on low speed,uneven surfaces and tight cornering to the left. Occasionally I can drive a few miles with no noise , hit a hole and it starts again , other times it is there the whole journey. Once or twice there has been a whistle noise from the front but this goes after a few mins of driving off but has appeared during a drive and then gone again
The front end can be a little choppy sometimes when it is happening but not bouncing all over in the case of worn shocks or springs.Braking is fine with no hesitation or pulling to the left/right.
I took it to my regular mechanic for a full service but as he was busy he did a brief check and noted that the springs,shocks,track ends were ok. I mentioned that the bump stops are a known issue but he said they appeared ok and not perished. The discs are not warped or scored, the caliper looks a little rusty but does not appear to be binding on.
I am taking it back in this week so he can do a full check as he said he did not have time during the service and last inspection was a brief check.
Anyway just looking for pointers to try and save him sometime. Does this sound like a classic bump stop fail or top mounts?