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Jun 21, 2008 (10:00 am)
I just installed the factory roof rack crossbars on my 07 CRV EX-L. Now, at certain times, and at varying speeds, I'm hearing a whistling sound. At first, thought it may have been coming through windshield, but now I believe it's coming from the roof rails. When I open up the sunroof, the whistle goes away, so I believe it is coming from the roof rails and opening the sunroof changes the aerodynamics causing the whistle to go away.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and is there anything that can be done? I honestly only need the rails for when we go on vacation and need to put the roof carrier on, but I'd hate to have to keep taking the rails on/off each time. Plus, the rails look awesome on the dark cherry red CRV!!! I also worry that repeated installing and uninstalling will both strip the bolt heads and cause the rails to be less secure over time.
#1039 of 1087 Re: Roof Rack Noise [rrbhokies]
Jun 21, 2008 (6:00 pm)
If you take off the crossbars does it still make noise?
I am not familiar with the CR-V roof rack, but on other systems, moving the crossbars either forward or backwards can help with the noise.
Hope that helps.
#1040 of 1087 Re: Roof Rack Noise [rrbhokies]
Jun 23, 2008 (7:19 am)
You may want to install the moon roof visor. It may deflect the air flow enough to stop the noise. Just a thought and it's really easy to install.
#1041 of 1087 Re: Roof Rack Noise [rrbhokies]
Oct 20, 2008 (9:58 am)
Hi - I have recently purchased a Honda CRV EX and had a roof rack put on. It whistles at varies speeds as you mentioned. Have you found a solution? The Dealer says they can't fix it, but I'm sure there is a solution.
#1043 of 1087 rear end noise
Nov 01, 2008 (4:58 am)
I have an 06 cr-v with barely 30,000 and already hear a clicking with tight left turn, this is a 4 wheel drive. I spoke with another owner who says he had same problem and that the grease in rear end has to be replaced. Worse yet, he says you cant't do it yourseld b/c the install plug is above and you can't pour, it has to be pumped. Anyone else having this problem?
#1044 of 1087 Re: rear end noise [bobby12]
Nov 03, 2008 (9:15 am)
It's the rear differential fluid that need to be replaced. Take a look at the thread relating to this. Long story short the manual says to replace the fluid at 60,000 but is really needs to be replaced sooner. Bring it to the dealership and if they try to charge you point out in the manual that it says 60,000. They should change it for free.
Dec 28, 2008 (9:22 pm)
Does anyone have experience with the "Aero" package offered for the CR-V? It definitely adds a little jazz to it, but wasn't sure of the price on the package...
#1047 of 1087 Re: Roof Rack Noise [rrbhokies]
Dec 29, 2008 (7:24 am)
The whistling noise is due to the cross bar was installed reversely by mistake.
Try to reverse it, the front should face the back, and see the result.