I could ask this in an automotive forum, but I’ll bet the collective Dope-o-Sphere can answer it just as well. I feel a little stupid having to ask this, but most of my heavy wrenching experience is on RWD cars…
I think my 2007 Odyssey has a bad CV joint - not too unexpected at 100k. Right now, I’m working on a history of what I had casually ignored as chassis creaks, a specific report of “funny noises” from the Mrs., who doesn’t drive the van often, and one quick trip around some corners - I have to go miles to find a parking lot big enough to turn circles in. I’ve been dismissing the noises as the artifact of ass-freezing weather (low teens to zero) on older bushings, slightly dry joints, etc.
I’ve been getting groaning and pops on left-turn acceleration for a while. Last night, I am pretty sure I got some clicking and pops in a right-hand circle at slow speed. Later today, I will find an open area and amuse the yokels with some amateur skidpadding in both directions.
So say I hear the characteristic bad-CV noises… how do I isolate them to one axle or the other? Which axle will make noise in which turning direction?