ISSUE: Squeaking noise from the rear when pulling away
DIAGNOSIS & SOLUTION: A customer of ours is complaining that their 2015 Honda CR-V is making a squeaking noise from the rear of the vehicle when pulling away. We suspect the rear differential to be at fault but are reluctant to replace the rear differential as it is an expensive part. Have any other Honda CR-V owners reported this squeaking noise before?
Yes, the fault you describe has been reported before on CR-V models with four wheel drive. The cause of the squeaking noise is due to an unsatisfactory design of the four wheel drive coupling pump. Fit a modified four wheel drive coupling pump, located on the rear differential (fig. 1.1.). Carry out road test to ensure the noise has been eliminated.