My Moms CRV is making a dragging sound in the front, please help!

Asked by Aug 05, 2014 at 01:01 PM about the 2012 Honda CR-V EX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Moms 2012 Honda CRV started making a nasty noise today. It sounds like you are
dragging something underneath it but up front mainly. I looked under it and there is a
metal plate about the middle of the car where two of the bolts came out or was dragged
across something when I wasn't with her. Is this something that is serious and is going to
cost a lot of money? Thank you in advance for your help!

3 Answers

Depending on the mileage and/or the condition of the brakes, it might be time time for brake pads. If the brakes are fine, it could be a stone stuck in between the back of one of the brake rotors and the backing plate/dust shield. Most of the time the stone wears down and falls out. Otherwise. a shop can determine the cause of the noise very quickly and provide a remedy.

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Since it's in the middle of the car, it can't be the brakes. I ran across the same issue with an older CRV and it turned out to be one side of the heat shield on the catalytic convertor that rusts and breaks off, the top rivet holds it on. You can just remove it, have it tack welded back on, or clamp it back on with a 6" hose clamp once the vehicle has cooled down.

Best Answer

I took it to the Honda dealership and they took it off, and said it was a plate that covers the oil pan. They also said a lot of the new cars have plates from front to back and they remarked that they thought it was ridiculous. Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it!

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