Growling Noise From Front of Engine on Honda CR-V

The AC idler pulley can fail causing a growling noise from the engine. A new idler pulley will be needed.

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Average mileage: 95,000 (45,000–180,000)
4 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 2005, 2009
5 people reported this problem
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2009 Honda CR-V45,000
Whinning noise in the car which increased with acceleration
1998 Honda CR-V180,000
Replaced ac idler pulley, was the cause of my whining/growling in my crv.
2005 Honda CR-V60,000
whining noise when accelerating .
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