Having problems with your 2003 Honda Pilot ?
Honda Pilot 111,000 miles. Wheel or tire noise?
\015 Honda Pilot 111,000 miles.I hear a pulsating 'roaring' noise on all types of road surfaces even at low speeds(20 mph), louder at 40mph, then doesn't seem as loud at 65-70 mph, probably because the pulsating at that speed is to fast. Honda dealer and an Independent repair shop say it is tire noise. My son-in-law thinks it's a CV joint or wheel bearings. What do you think?\015
It can be any of the above, rotate the tires and see if the noise location seems to change, but the last thing i would suspect is the CV, they just click when turning, the wheel bearing is my choice here, they roar, tires make a diff noise.
I would stick with tire noise. Unless you hear a ponounced clikcing noise when turning, it is not your CV joints. Wheel bearings are doubtful too; are you experiencing a wobbling sensation in the steering wheel when going down the road? The easiest way to actually check is to jack the front end up and try to wiggle the front wheels, NOT in the direction of steering meaning left to right but meaning putting your hands on the top and the bottom of the wheel and try to wiggle it. No wiggle means the bearings are fine...while the car is jacked up, you can take a look at the CV boots that cover the joints...if the boots are intact (no cracks, tears, no grease pushing out, etc.) then there is a 99.999% chance the CV joints are fine.
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