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Hear like two taps from left front when turning right

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2013 Ody with only about 85,000 miles. Started hearing a couple things. One issue that just started is tap or click like noise but only like two or three ‘taps’ and is only briefly heard when turning right but noise is coming from front left.. doesn’t happen every time turning right either just some times. Just looking for ideas on what to check for. It’s never had any suspension work done.

Other issue I think may be a belt issue. Sounds like squealing but does not happen all the time just randomly and just began happening maybe a month ago.

thanks for any help.
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two or three ‘taps’ and is only briefly heard when turning right but noise is coming from front left
Sounds like the left CV joint is in the early stages of failure.

85K miles is low for such a failure. Could be a manufacturing defect?
belt issue. Sounds like squealing but does not happen all the time
Check that the accessory belt tensioner is applying enough pressure. Also, check the accessory belt working surfaces for contamination e.g. oil, etc.
 

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Try adjusting the telescoping feature if your steering wheel first. The steering column is known to develop mild play over time. Adjusting the telescope in and out can redistribute the grease and take up the play.

If that doesn't work, it's time to check lower control arm bushings and driveshafts and CV boots.
 

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two or three ‘taps’ and is only briefly heard when turning right
If you hear the taps only while turning the steering wheel into a turn, it could also be a dry upper strut bearing, or a steering column issue mentioned previously.

Conversely, if you hear it when in a turn but holding the steering wheel steady, it's something further down in the chassis, examples again mentioned previously.
 

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Thanks I’ll check these suggestions out. One thing I’ve been seeing online is the timing belt should be replaced around 60,000 - 90,000 miles. Is this the typical time to have it changed? Something else I read is it’s a very expensive job. But not sure if I want to attempt it. The CV axel doesn’t look too difficult.
 

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timing belt should be replaced around 60,000 - 90,000 miles.
Actually at 105,000 miles or 7 years whichever comes first. Yours is at 9 years so it's due.
I read is it’s a very expensive job
An independent shop would be about $800, including the complete parts kit made by Aisin.

Some dealers can match that by replacing only the timing belt. However, replacing all the parts with OEM at a dealer would be about $1,500.

Those are broad estimates - costs vary by area and shop. Call around for estimates.

Spark plugs and coolant replacement are often done at the same time since they will soon be due too.
 

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I took it to a nearby local mechanic and they said they didn’t hear any of the issues. I asked them what is their recommendations then about changing the belt and the guy I spoke to acted like it was the craziest question. I said Honda recommends changing belts before they break and cause more issue and he’s like you would have to speak to the subject matter expert. I would much rather have it replaced before it broke and damaged the engine. But I didn’t want to have to take it to Honda.

edit: I went and spoke to the shops and they found nothing wrong and also said the belts are perfect and said if it was theirs they wouldn’t change the belts. They didn’t charge me anything. It’s like they didn’t want to get paid to work. So perhaps they are an honest shop 🤷‍♂️
 

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said the belts are perfect and said if it was theirs they wouldn’t change the belts
The appearance of a timing belt does not indicate its health. Most look new even when replaced at the end of their service life.

Sounds like that shop would rather replace the heads than the belt.

Keep looking for a Honda specialist who knows about timing belts.
 
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