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  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    I have not heard any groaning noises when backing out of the garage. I'll have to pay attention tomorrow morning and shut off the radio and open the windows. So far, 10,900 miles, I hear no noises at all! I love this car!

  • will occur when you first starts the car... doesn't matter if you are reversing or going forward. A respected service manager answered that it was the ABS.... on another CL forum
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    Respected by whom, hmmmmmmmm?????????????????????
  • by a bunch of kids that drive the CL.....
  • danny25danny25 Posts: 119
    I just picked up my license plates from the dealer and while I was there stopped by the service center to ask about that noise. Basically he said what some of you have already said, that it's the ABS purging itself, or something like that. He threw in a couple of techinical terms, but pretty much said it was fine.
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    I groan when I purge myself every morning, too. So, it's understandable.
  • yeah.. but YOU don't have ABS.. do you?
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    It depends on whether or not the "A" stands for "abdominal".
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    I listened to my CL-S this morning as I was backing out of the garage. Radio off, both windows open. Thought I heard a slight "whirring" noise as I was shifting from R to D and back again. I thought that was the noise until I realized that it was the passenger mirror moving up and down. LOL... Didn't hear anything else. Does it just make this noise first thing in the morning and then is fine the rest of the day?

    I never heard any noise from my ABS.

  • CL Fans,

    2003 Acura CL

    Production to begin in 2/02
    -A Six-Speed Manual will be available for the Type-S only.
    -Navigation models will come with On-Star.
    -Anthracite Metallic will be available on all models.
    -The 6-Speed will be very limited in initial months of production...

    Though you'd all like to know.

    Jamie S.
  • danny25danny25 Posts: 119
    I've been paying a lot of attention to my car lately and have noticed that the noise happens every time I start it and drive away. It happens about 5 seconds after I start to drive, usually in reverse. Then a few seconds later it happens again, by that time I'm usually pulling forward. I could also describe the noise as a low pitched hum that lasts at most a second. I know it's not the mirror because I have the tilt feature turned off. I guess I won't worry about it since I was told it was the ABS system, but if starts getting louder or longer, I'll take it in to be serviced.
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    Don't worry about. From the additional description you gave, I'm positive is the ABS performing the self-test. I hear the same thing on mine --- once when I go in reverse backing out of the driveway and again when I put it in Drive to go forward.
  • danny25danny25 Posts: 119
    Thanks, even though the service tech said it was okay, it's always nice to get a few opinions. I appreciate the response.
  • jrentjrent Posts: 15
    Can anyone help ? trying to locate the web address for CL/S accessories. Need to get a bra for up coming trip
  • you might want to check under aftermarket & accesories
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    I got mine at The price was much cheaper than the dealer AND it's a REAL Honda part. Get the mud guards too. They are a snap to put on. NO holes to drill or anything.

    The bra fits like a glove. If you click on my name above, I THINK there is a link to my bra pics in

  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    Hmm...Oh, never mind. It'll just get deleted! :)
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    AH Motors for the Acura one. Macy's for the other kind! ;-))


    Hey- this isn't ANY worse or tasteless than the Chrysler Concorde commercial with Savannah and Concorde- the two kids in the car.
  • Savannah the pr0n star? =)
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