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Hi All,
I recently bought Honda Odyssey 2008 Lx from dealer and it has 23K mileage, Basic warranty expired. It has only the Power train warranty. My odyssey is giving Clunking/ Clicking While Turning right and left side. When I do the search on the odyssey forum that there is TSB(TSB 10-042) for this and gave the details to fix this.
PROBABLE CAUSE
The outer CV joints are faulty.

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Replace the driveshaft assembly.
TSB 10-042 Clunking, Popping, or Clicking While Turning
Applies To: 2007–09 Odyssey – ALL
2010 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL3...AB000001 thru 5FNRL3...AB028891
http://www.urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/A10-042.PDF

I understand form the details that Drive shaft has worn out and need to replace the for Left and tight drive shaft.
Please let me know if the drive shaft replacement covers under power train warranty.
If not above, will this cover by my extended Honda care and cover below items
Drive Axle System
(front or rear)
o Drive Lines
o Constant Velocity Joints and Boots
o Hub Bearings
o Axle Bearings
o Seals/Gaskets for the above stated parts
Please, please, please let me know if any one has any idea or suggestion.
 

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Yes,

Drive shaft is under Power Train category.

Bring it to dealer for diagnosis and repair.
 

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Ditto. Under the powertrain. Just had the axles replaced. Basically, if you go forwards and backwards in a circle, I heard bad clicking/grinding. Something inside the axle was busted. Still under warranty for my 2007. For some reason, it was hard for the dealer to diagnose. I thought it was the cv joints as well initially.
 

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Thanks Cnn and crayzs. My odyssey got fixed and replaced the Drive shaft both left and right, all coer under my powertrain warranty.

Thanks everyone.
 

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My 2008 EXL is in the shop as I type this for replacement of the left axle under warranty. The van has 57,000 miles. I asked the service guy if the right axle should not be replaced as well, since there is a TSB on it. He replied that Honda will not pay to replace if there is no evidence of a problem. I said what happens when to right axle goes at 60,001 miles, will they work with me on repair since the left one was defective? The answer was no.

I'm not sure what to do next. I know that the right axle will very likely fail, since the left one already has. I realize a TSB is not a recall, but it is an admission of a problem, so why not replace both?

Am I being unreasonable?
 

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I'm not sure what to do next. I know that the right axle will very likely fail, since the left one already has. I realize a TSB is not a recall, but it is an admission of a problem, so why not replace both?

Am I being unreasonable?
Give him $ under table and you will have everything fixed? :)
 

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So would it make sense as I approach 60K miles that I go to a dealer and ask them to look into this and see if I have this occurring? I hear no clunking but want to make sure I don't have to fix this after I roll over 60k. (I assume this is manuf. power train warranty and is not dependant on dealer having sold this to me at time of purchase and I don't have HondaCare warranty, as this car was sold at a non-honda dealer).
 

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(I assume this is manuf. power train warranty and is not dependant on dealer having sold this to me at time of purchase and I don't have HondaCare warranty, as this car was sold at a non-honda dealer).
AFAIK that is correct. But if you do not have issue they can charge for the inspection. I think it is a good idea to check car with Honda auth service anyway. They will do all recalls (if any) for free.
 

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For those who want to DIY at home (when out of warranty), PNs are here:

Right Axle: 44305-SHJ-L01

Left Axle: 44306-SHJ-L01




 

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Usually CV Joint fails when the rubber boot is cracked, allowing dirt to enter.

For those of you who have bad CV joint in your Ody, did it happen on its own without a break in the Rubber Boot?
 

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For those that had the cracking issue, does it happen all the time? I have noticed maybe a handful of times a cracking noise when parking in the past 6 months. Usually when I am backing up at very slow speeds while turning the steering wheel.

I took it to Honda and they said since the vehicle is out of the 3yr warranty period, they would have to charge 1hr labour to look at it. Since it doesn't happen that often, I worry they will find nothing.

Is it easy to see if the rubber boot is damaged?
 

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When the boot cracks, grease will leak out and attract dirt.

You can get under the van and locate the drive shafts that connect the wheel to the transmission.
See picture in post #10 above.
Look at the rubber boot near the wheel first, then the boot near the engine.
If there's no grease then the boot is OK.
 

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When the boot cracks, grease will leak out and attract dirt.

You can get under the van and locate the drive shafts that connect the wheel to the transmission.
See picture in post #10 above.
Look at the rubber boot near the wheel first, then the boot near the engine.
If there's no grease then the boot is OK.
Thanks, went under and checked the boots. All boots look ok, no grease what so ever. I guess based on this scenario, the noise could be related to the TSB?

For those that had this issue fixed, was it hard for the tech to diagnose? As it doesn't happen often, I hesitant to pay $100/hr for them to keep looking for the problem.
 

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...I took it to Honda and they said since the vehicle is out of the 3yr warranty period, they would have to charge 1hr labour to look at it. Since it doesn't happen that often, I worry they will find nothing.
It depends, if the problem turns out to be bad CV joint, then it is undeer power train 5yr/60K warranty. In that case, no charge for diagnosis because the failed part is under warranty.

However, if they find something else not under warranty, then you pay for the diagnostic fees.
 

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I had the car into the dealer yesterday for the steering noise. Since it doesn't happen often, they were not able to replicate. The dealer even had it on the hoist. They told me to monitor and bring it in again when it happens. Also, the local dealer looked at the issue without charge which was pretty surprising!

For those that had the TSB fix, was the noise occuring frequently?
 

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I have a 2009 odyssey touring and I think I have this problem. When the van is stationary and I turn the steering wheel, towards the end of the turn it'll make a popping sound that can be heard and felt. Does this sound like what the TSB is describing? I have 59,080 miles on it and I am guessing the dealer will not goodwill this?
 

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I have a 2009 odyssey touring and I think I have this problem. When the van is stationary and I turn the steering wheel, towards the end of the turn it'll make a popping sound that can be heard and felt. Does this sound like what the TSB is describing? I have 59,080 miles on it and I am guessing the dealer will not goodwill this?
For the TSB you would have to match the VIN on your vehicle with the VINs identified on the actual TSB for the repairs to be authorized by AHM.
Is it within 5 yrs of the original in-service date and less than 60K miles on the odometer? If so, the answer is that yes, it IS within the time/distance parameters of the 5 yr/60 K Powertrain Warranty. This however, does not necessarily mean that the dealer/shop will go to bat for you w/AHM for any repairs or that Honda will auth a repair under the warranty!
 

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It seems our 2010 Ody is experiencing very similar clunking when turning left(and returning to center) and also when starting to accelerate and decelerate when the steering wheel is turned slightly to the left :huh:

27k miles and we're the 1st owner.
 
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