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Honda CR-V Noise From Water Pump Bearing

Honda CR-V Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 85,773 mi (34,870 mi - 195,000 mi)


On certain models the water pump bearing can go bad and cause a growl type noise from the front of the engine.


  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    growling noise from front of car. Has been located to the water pump.

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  • Visitor, , 181,800 mi

    Rattling sound coming from front passenger side when car idles or low speed.

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  • Visitor, , 101,000 mi

    When I accelerate from stop, I hear a growling sound. Kind of like bubbles and then it stops. Only seems to happen from stop. No solution yet as I don't know what is wrong.

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  • akirish, , 45,000 mi

    vibration noise, loud when idling or traveling at low speeds. Had to replace water pump due to problem with bearings, $600.

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  • Visitor, , 111,000 mi

    leakcoolant making a nose

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  • Visitor, , 43,951 mi

    noisy water pump
    Dealer replaced water pump and coolant

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  • Visitor, , 195,000 mi

    water punmp barings

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  • Visitor,

    intermitant noise from front of engine

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    Complained of rough/uneven sounding idle. Tech insisted idle was fine, then told me the heat shield was loose and making the noise. Quick fix with a clamp. He did this and still heard noise. Told me he used a stethoscope and discovered I needed a new water pump for $500.

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  • Visitor, , 34,870 mi

    Growl at low speed. Replaced water pump. Glad I payed attention to noise. Starting a 900 mile trip tomorrow.

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