Clunk on acceleration in 2001 CRV Please Help

01-24-2007, 12:08 PM
Whenever I accelerate my 2001 Honda CRV from a dead stop, I feel and hear something clunk in the engine or the suspension. It sounds and feels like something is loose and is setting in place as the car speeds up. I have had a mech check all the connections and he said everything was tight.

Does anyone have any idea what could be loose or what might be making this happen?


04-12-2007, 01:15 PM
Is your CR-V 2-Wheel or 4-Wheel Drive?

06-13-2007, 12:52 AM
That's most likely the rear axel shifting in it's mount when you shift from first to second gear. I would seriously recommend slowly accelerating or you will need to replace your $1250 transmission (don't ask me why it's the transmission that would need replacing...I don't know, I am merely quoting a service manager). This problem is very common in the 01's. A friend of mine was told he needed to fix it when it finally destroyed itself so he simply took out the axel himself and kept it front only.

Good luck. =D

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