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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: 68,416 mi (34,870 mi - 124,000 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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  • 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, , 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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  • 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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  • Visitor, , 57,300 mi

    Rattling noise from passenger front of vehicle. Water pump bearing was vibrating due to bad water pump. Cost me $442 to replace. Sad..

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  • Visitor, , 38,350 mi

    The dealer replaced my idler pully. Still has noise somewhere in the front. Wanted to replace my alternator at $700+. Called back and now thinks it's the water pump! Car has only 38,700 miles!

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  • Visitor, , 46,200 mi

    Growling noise --- turned out to be water pump bearing - my car was purchased new by me in 2004 and I only put 46,000 miles on it! I was told this part shouldn't have failed until 80,000 miles.

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  • Visitor, , 49,000 mi

    First it was in 2008, belt broke and was towed to dealer and was a faulty water pump, but car was already three years old so could not get benefit of a free repair. then car was 32,000 miles. today at 49,000 miles having the exact same problems and it is very disturbing. please advise

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