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what the title says, i want to know what the problems are so i can fix them.

Noise #1:
This was the first one that started and it started back in lets say aprilish. it wasnt bad at all and only happened in reverse back then, so i didnt really think anything of it. but now its been getting worse and louder and happens in drive and reverse.
Its this whining noise thats real subtle when sitting still almost unnoticable, but when i start driving it gets louder the faster i go until my exhaust drowns out the sound. once the car is heated up it doesnt happen anymore. sometimes it does but barely ever once the engine is heated up.

NOISE #1 FIXED
all it was was low power steering fluid, completely crossed my mind to check.... whine is gone now, steering feels so much smoother now, im happy. the other noises disappeared and come back every once in a while, like 1 time a week or 2 weeks.... just leaving this up with answers in case anybody is looking for the same problem

Noise #2:
Second noise i started noticing, that doesnt happen anymore for some reason, but for a while it was. i havent had my car in a shop since it started, before, or after it stopped, just to get that out of the way(figured it might have been asked). when i was at a stop, not braking at all, in fact after i have already come to a stop. I would let off the brake completely, and my car would make a scratching sound like a brake pad was going or something, but not pressing on the brake at all. e brake is not on or anything. it doesnt happen anymore, but just want to know in case i notice it again, or if i need to do something about it now.

Noise #3:
This one just started a few days ago. when i start my engine cold, and i am moving, i will make a turn and just this squeeling noise like a mouse is dying coming from my front end. its not so loud, like i said, picture a mouse squeeling or something. it also doesnt happen when im at a stand still turning my wheel. it only happens when im moving, and when the engine is cold it seems like. i hear it maybe once or twice after the engine is warmed up, and lets say thats 2 turns out of maybe 15-20.

Noise #4:
this is the last one, and started a few months ago, figured it was nothing other than maybe my transmission unlocking the automatic shifter?? but its gotten louder and is concerning me. when i am driving and have to slow down to stop, i will put my foot on the brake, and gently so you dont think i slam my foot on the brake, and theres this loud, click, or pop noise. sometimes i feel like i can feel it in the pedal, but the noise comes from outside, or under the car, and i know its not the pedal clicking. well the sound doesnt come from the pedal i dont think...

I have my own idea on what like 2 of these may be, but im not sure exactly, and i dont want people to run off my ideas, and not solve the problem in the end...

Please help me out with any of these if you read this and know one of them. thanks.

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Re: help identifying some noises

Sounds like cv axles or worn out bushings....possibly a ball joint.
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Re: help identifying some noises

all of them? even the brake clicking noise??
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Re: help identifying some noises

Probably warped rotors. Possibly worn out brake hardware.
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Re: help identifying some noises

ok but the other 3 sound like they are connected to the same problem? cv axles or worn out bushings, or ball joint?

and i was hoping for it to be power steering so i would have an excuse to finally take that **** out lol

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Re: help identifying some noises

#1 check your timing belt for excessive slack
#2 and #4 I would give your braking system a thorough check to make sure components aren't wearing out and there isn't any air in the lines.
#3 sounds like it could be power steering

tried to give you ideas that don't cost much if anything.
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Re: help identifying some noises

thanks for the help guys, and prodigy i was thinking that #1 might be a belt issue, i was thinking maybe there was too much wear... i might change it cause i didnt change when I bought my lude last october, and ive driven about 10,000 miles since then. and i wouldnt want it to snap on me, it doesnt look worn i dont think, but i just want to be safe. as for the braking system ill probably put it in a shop and have them look into it, because i wouldnt really wanna touch that myself until i learn it in school.....
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Re: help identifying some noises

give it a good look over yourself before spending money at a shop. all you need is some degreaser, towels, and a flashlight for the not as well lit spots.

hope everything checks out OK for ya.
changing the belt would probably be in your best interest.

goodluck!
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Re: help identifying some noises

Inspect your brake components for wear and warpage. Make sure your lug nuts are tightened within spec and not too tight. Check your belts for wear and proper tension. Show your Lude some TLC and it will reward you...
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Noise #1:
Its this whining noise thats real subtle when sitting still almost unnoticable, but when i start driving it gets louder the faster i go...once the car is heated up it doesnt happen anymore.

Noise #3:
when i start my engine cold, and i am moving, i will make a turn and just this squeeling noise like a mouse is dying coming from my front end.
Sounds very much like the power steering/accessory belt is slipping.
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Sounds very much like the power steering/accessory belt is slipping.
after reading this a second time now that I'm not half asleep....


+1 to this.
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Re: help identifying some noises

hopefully its just the power steering belt then... but as far as the screaming noise when turning, it was a warm morning, and nothing at all. so it only happened on cold mornings the past few days
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Re: help identifying some noises

replace your belts recently/check tension on them?
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Re: help identifying some noises

this is gonna sound really nubbish, but to check tension just gently lift with my finger, and if it gives any then its loose????
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Re: help identifying some noises

It should have a small amount of play when you put a decent amount of pressure on it. It's not something that is easy to explain, you kinda just have to know how much tension is good. Maybe you could use another car as a reference?
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Re: help identifying some noises

I had #3 on my prelude 3 days ago after I had some cam seals, water pump, timing belt, and radiator changed. Apparently its a problem for 5th gens. It is definitely the power steering. Your power steering reservoir should be foaming up and overflowing. Anyway, to the point. My mechanic said that some, (forgive my lack of knowledge on this subject), hose is allowing air to seep in and get into the reservoir which is causing it to foam up and squeal. He did a temp fix by re-adjusting the hose by hand. The sound stopped but then came back the next morning. I took it to his shop and he said he put a clamp on it. Not exactly sure what he mean't by it but I'm pretty sure he used a clamp to keep the hose in place so that it doesn't move by itself again.

didn't realize I was in the 4th gen section. my lude is a 5th gen. I don't know if this info still applies though......

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Re: help identifying some noises

ill check the tensions, and i have a honda crv so i can compare with that. and it might apply thanks for the tip, ill check to see if its foamy, but its not overflowing...
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Re: help identifying some noises

so ive been doing my research, watching videos and reading up on everything, and ive pretty much come to the conclusion that:
#1: power steering problem, not sure what yet
#2: possibly a ball joint, i pretty much know suspension related
#3: still unsure
#4: bent tie rod i think it was.

im gonna be going to the shop either tomm or wednesday to get them all looked over for free... just wanna be sure cause i know suspension is nothing to play with.

im also dealing with shaking of my steering wheel at low speeds sometimes which i learned indicates something wrong with the tires or wheels in general.

ill post back when i find out just in case anyone else has this issue
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Re: help identifying some noises

so ive gotten my car looked at by this place by me for free before, plenty of times once for my lude and plenty other times for our other cars....., but they recently got bought out by goodyear, and the guy comes outside. sits in my car. i show and explain all the noises im worried about. and he goes cant tell you what it is unless its in my shop... and im like ok well can you give me a few ideas, or does it sound safe to drive???????? and hes like you can leave it overnight..... and im like i cant just wanna know if its safe atm, and hes like i cant tell you that.... tried to charge me $110 just to have it in the shop..... thats a first for me, so idk if thats alot or not. but i dont have that kind of money to blow on a diagnostic, when i wont be able to afford the fix right now.... just gonna borrow my friends jack and start moving around and shaking suspension parts to listen for abnormality myself. ill take some pics if anything looks wrong to me, or worn i should say.
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