99 cr-v rattle in the front

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Arthur

Conroe, TX

#1 Jun 15, 2007
I have 99 cr-v 4wd and it had a small rattle in the front when I bought it whit 71,000 mileon it. I have 87,000 on it and the rattle is worse and it drives great. It also revs to about 4gs going from 2nd to 3rd gear. Please help I'm nerves. I have had great luck with my Toyotas, this is my 1st Honda.
Rich

United States

#2 Jun 28, 2007
Nothing serious!
It's your catalytic converter heat shield.
The bottom part of the shield is about
18" long and 6" wide. The 4 attachment points
rust away, one at a time.

Once they start to go, the rattle gets worse and
worse. If you don't park on dry grass (and start
a fire), then you don't need it.
I just wiggled mine until it fell off.
Some 99 owners put a steel clamp around
them to hold them in place.

Cheers,
Rich
les

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2007
I had the same rattle & replaced a good converter!!!!! The problem was that the CRV has a double exhaust pipe.(pipe within a pipe) Cut a V notch in the outer pipe just inches behind the cat and mig weld the outer to the inner pipe. Good Luck.
Arthur

AOL

#4 Nov 20, 2008
I have an update. I replaced the sway bar end links and the sway bar bushings and the noise is gone.
Arthur wrote:
I have 99 cr-v 4wd and it had a small rattle in the front when I bought it whit 71,000 mileon it. I have 87,000 on it and the rattle is worse and it drives great. It also revs to about 4gs going from 2nd to 3rd gear. Please help I'm nerves. I have had great luck with my Toyotas, this is my 1st Honda.
Steve

Hemel Hempstead, UK

#5 Mar 12, 2013
Don't worrie I've had the same thing they are a good car just to many ad on bits my converter did it I put a steel band round the whole thing top and bottom the noise stopped sorted in 20 mins good look.

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