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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2019, 06:23:55 PM »
Thanks. That's what I call exhaustive. All the maths too.
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Or is it? What do you think?

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2019, 06:13:26 PM »
Sorry about the delay, what with the weather and stuff to do, but I got to have a looky at the driveshafts today. There is movement in the outer joints, not as much as the old Jazz, but they sound exactly the same as yours when you tug them about.

One other point I would make. When you compare them to the driveshafts on other cars, you have to make sure you have relieved the tension on the driveshafts by knocking the car out of gear and dipping the clutch once before checking - otherwise you may not feel any movement in the joints at all.

I still don't think it has anything to do with your driveshafts.

Many thanks to you for that :). I also now doubt it is driveshaft-related. Honda are supposedly getting back to me tomorrow. On a side note, I had to do a 3-point turn last week and as the weight shifted, there were 2 loud bangs from underneath the car. I think this may be related.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2019, 06:21:58 PM »
That is typical of a defective driveshaft joint.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2019, 06:36:22 PM »
That is typical of a defective driveshaft joint.

Loud bangs? Maybe from a UJ, but normally just cyclic clicking from a worn CV, and a collapsed joint usually gives terrible vibration.

The OP said it was as the weight shifted, that still sounds to me like something anti roll bar related, or maybe wishbone rear bush. There are lots of possibilities, but I would still guess suspension somewhere.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2019, 09:57:05 AM »
Well its going back to the dealer tomorrow and they are going to liaise with Honda UK to try and find the source.

I wasnt encouraged by the phonecall with Honda which suggested I might have to live with it until it becomes very obvious if there is no luck this time! I dont think that's reasonable.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2019, 10:17:34 AM »
I wasnt encouraged by the phonecall with Honda which suggested I might have to live with it until it becomes very obvious if there is no luck this time! I dont think that's reasonable.

That's the 'let it develop' strategy.

Sometimes, the play in joints is so small, it's hardly perceptible - especially droplinks. I would have been tempted to do both droplinks to rule them out, they're the ones which gives the most horrible noises from small amounts of joint wear.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2019, 10:23:36 AM »
And they are the cheapest to repair. A good dealer would do them as a matter of course. Takes about as much time to check as to change!

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2019, 10:40:37 AM »
And they are the cheapest to repair. A good dealer would do them as a matter of course. Takes about as much time to check as to change!

I also wondered this. If I were paying, the dealer would say I should do both yet they did the one.

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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2019, 10:49:00 AM »
And they are the cheapest to repair. A good dealer would do them as a matter of course. Takes about as much time to check as to change!

Absolutely.

Not only that, they can knock before you can detect any play by hand.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2019, 11:35:24 AM »
Well, the dealer have again said they cant see anything obvious and as per the T&Cs of the warranty, nothing that would fail an MOT inspection will be replaced. They've asked me to go down there AGAIN to point out the noise.

Starting to think I'll have this noise forever. Honda are going to speak to the garage again but I think in going to be on my own with this one!

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2019, 11:40:27 AM »
Bite the bullet and get the drop links changed. When I had one knocking my mechanic son-in-law could feel no play. He replaced it and the knocking went away!

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2019, 12:00:19 PM »
Bite the bullet and get the drop links changed. When I had one knocking my mechanic son-in-law could feel no play. He replaced it and the knocking went away!

I've had one done under warranty so if it is the other one, I don't see why I should have to pay anything. The car still has the Approved Used warranty.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2019, 02:41:01 PM »
You could always try another Honda dealer  ;)

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2019, 03:27:01 PM »
You could always try another Honda dealer  ;)

This is the second dealer I've had it to :(. Both dealers identified the sound but couldn't find the source.

I fee like they don't want to spend time looking for it by taking things off, even though the car is under warranty.

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Re: Driveshaft - warranty fix?
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2019, 03:43:44 PM »
Post the name and address of the dealers here, so others can avoid them. Then send a link to this thread to both dealers!

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