could this groaning noise also be caused by faulty struts ? on 2001 Honda CR-V

read that a groaning noise could be heard if there is a breakdown in the differential fluid. could this noise be caused by faulty struts?

Asked by for the 2001 Honda CR-V
If the noise was from struts, all you need to do is push down on the car and listen for that noise. Doubtfully, thats your problem.
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