My 98 CRV has had a bumping noise in the right rear for two years now. I have tried everything that has been suggested with no luck. I have replaced the rear struts twice, replaced the sway bar links, replaced the sway bar to body bushings, replaced the trailing arm bushings, greased the tailgate hinges, replaced the tailgate stay cylinder, tried shaking, prying and everything short of dynamite to duplicate the sound when sitting still. At first it was only heard when going very slow over a rough road and when crossing rumble strips on the road. Now it has progressed to where I hear it on any rough road at any speed. Not on very rough spots like potholes or such but only on minor rough spots. It seems much worse in cold weather. I have just about given up and am ready to get rid of the car. I love the car except for this bumping rattle which is driving me nuts. The car has 210,000 miles on it so I know along with this rattle I would have to give it away which I hate to do because I know how good the car still is. I have driven it all over the US this last year without a single problem or burning a drop of oil. I am very picky when it comes to rattles and this one is driving me crazy. Anyone have any other suggestions for things to check?