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Good Morning from AZ! I thought I joined this group a while back but apparently not. Have an 08 Pilot EX-L. Will be heading to a shop to check and maybe replace front suspensions as I'm hearing a rattling noise and seems to get worse.....Am I heading in the right direction? Noise coming from the right front wheel area when driving it.....it has 142K and owned from the beginning.....Will be talking to you folks....
 

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Good Morning from AZ! I thought I joined this group a while back but apparently not. Have an 08 Pilot EX-L. Will be heading to a shop to check and maybe replace front suspensions as I'm hearing a rattling noise and seems to get worse.....Am I heading in the right direction? Noise coming from the right front wheel area when driving it.....it has 142K and owned from the beginning.....Will be talking to you folks....
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Yes, Sounds like a strut may need replacing.
 

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Welcome to the board. Easiest thing to do is jack up the front end so both wheels are off the ground, and start checking for play/wiggle, while also visual inspecting things like the compliance bushings for the lower control arms, the stabilizer bar end links, inner/outer tierods, etc.

 

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Good Morning from AZ! I thought I joined this group a while back but apparently not. Have an 08 Pilot EX-L. Will be heading to a shop to check and maybe replace front suspensions as I'm hearing a rattling noise and seems to get worse.....Am I heading in the right direction? Noise coming from the right front wheel area when driving it.....it has 142K and owned from the beginning.....Will be talking to you folks....
Welcome to the forum from another Arizonan and happy Pilot owner.
 

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Good Morning from AZ! I thought I joined this group a while back but apparently not. Have an 08 Pilot EX-L. Will be heading to a shop to check and maybe replace front suspensions as I'm hearing a rattling noise and seems to get worse.....Am I heading in the right direction? Noise coming from the right front wheel area when driving it.....it has 142K and owned from the beginning.....Will be talking to you folks....
Check the Cat heat shield.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Check all the things mentioned above, and the sway bar bushings as well if the noise sounds like clunking at low speeds over road imperfections. If it's more of a metallic rattling, yes, cat heat shields first, and maybe loose dust shield behind the brake rotor. Just tore one off behind my daughter's 2007 right rear brake, after also reattaching a loose cat heat shield helped reduce rattling, but not completely. Rattling solved.
 

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Just to update the good people here......replaced front struts, lower control arms including ball joints, and sway bar links. Wheeeew.....a lighter wallet I must say....but then again in 12 years, except for tires, regular fluid changes, not so bad.......2008 EX=L with 141K!
 
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