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Old 06-22-2009, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Clunk noise when reversing...

As the title states, whenever I put my car in reverse, there's a clunk noise. It's just one sound and only happens in reverse. My brother thinks it might by the CV, but doesn't know what a CV that needs to be replaced looks like.

So if anyone has had the same problem and knows what it is-can you help me out? Can anyone explain to me the difference in appearance of an ok CV vs one that needs to be replaced?

Car is 2008 civic lx 4 door auto. thanks in advance.
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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put it in 1st gear first, then put it in reverse. it clears the transmission out
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As the title states, whenever I put my car in reverse, there's a clunk noise. It's just one sound and only happens in reverse. My brother thinks it might by the CV, but doesn't know what a CV that needs to be replaced looks like.

So if anyone has had the same problem and knows what it is-can you help me out? Can anyone explain to me the difference in appearance of an ok CV vs one that needs to be replaced?

Car is 2008 civic lx 4 door auto. thanks in advance.
Same thing happens to mine after I got 3rd gear replaced. Like the previous person said, just put it in first then reverse, or put it in reverse before you turn the car on.
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We don't have syncros for our reverse. Tis why you hear the clunk I believe.
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Lol, JK. You can't really tell if a CV axle is bad just by looking at it unless you remove it from the car and take it apart, which I doubt you want to do.

Usually bad CV joints will make an odd noise when you turn a corner, like a clicking or moaning.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You people need to read and not skim through the post. He has an AT. What does shifting it in 1st then Reverse solve???

To OP:
- Does it happen immediately after you shift into Reverse?
- Are you stepping on the brakes when you shift into Reverse??
- Check your ATF.

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone have an answer for the Automatic Transmission Clunk? It's happening to me too.
Going to the dealership this weekend and hope that they'll give me lube.
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Anyone have an answer for the Automatic Transmission Clunk? It's happening to me too.
Going to the dealership this weekend and hope that they'll give me lube.
Haha... in case the dealership screws you?
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd recommend checking into the possibilities of either your motor mounts or torque converter.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd recommend checking into the possibilities of either your motor mounts or torque converter.
Is there long term damage?
What are the costs like for either?

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You got it!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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same problem here...

i have a 08 civic si and its doing the same thing but the thing is the clunk noise is not consistent its like you'll hear it and next time is gone very same problem in reverse thats when i hear it pls advice thanks
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a 2007 EX sedan... AT

Mine would "clunk" every time I put it into reverse as well.. but here's the million dollar question: Are you parked on a slight incline when you shift into reverse? My driveway had a slight incline to it and the AT would make a clunking noise every time I shifted into reverse (or even drive if facing forward).

From my understanding, this is completely normal and happens with ALL AT's. The only way around it that I found was by setting the parking brake BEFORE you release the foot brake and AFTER you've shifted into park. The trick is to keep tension off the transmission while parked.

Try it.

Hope this helps!

(BTW - another way to test it would be shifting while parked on a flat surface - like thos found at wally world)
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If this thread is still active, its the CV. My car has a damaged CV joints and makes a loud click about 1 second after its in reverse.
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Maybe the "clunk" noise you hear while backing up is the small child you are running over?
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I know I have this problem with my accord, but it only does it when I'm on an incline, which leads me to believe its the pin that locks the transmission when in park being pulled out to go into gear. I would call it normal if it only happens on an incline.
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I know I have this problem with my accord, but it only does it when I'm on an incline, which leads me to believe its the pin that locks the transmission when in park being pulled out to go into gear. I would call it normal if it only happens on an incline.
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If this thread is still active, its the CV. My car has a damaged CV joints and makes a loud click about 1 second after its in reverse.
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I had a 2007 EX sedan... AT

Mine would "clunk" every time I put it into reverse as well.. but here's the million dollar question: Are you parked on a slight incline when you shift into reverse? My driveway had a slight incline to it and the AT would make a clunking noise every time I shifted into reverse (or even drive if facing forward).

From my understanding, this is completely normal and happens with ALL AT's. The only way around it that I found was by setting the parking brake BEFORE you release the foot brake and AFTER you've shifted into park. The trick is to keep tension off the transmission while parked.

Try it.

Hope this helps!

(BTW - another way to test it would be shifting while parked on a flat surface - like thos found at wally world)

I did notice the noise on the incline compared to just the flat surface. It's still disturbing though. Any long term damage?

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I did notice the noise on the incline compared to just the flat surface. It's still disturbing though. Any long term damage?

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Precisely. From what I could gather it's nothing to worry about.

I just started making it a habit to set the parking brake before I took my foot off the brake (after you've shifted into park) - that way I wouldn't have to hear it every time I got in my car.
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