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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Differential Gasket
If you find traces of oil on the underside of the differential, puddles of fluid, or whining sounds, you may need to replace the differential gasket.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Differential Output Seal
Common signs include whining sounds and oil leaks coming from the differential.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Front Output Shaft Bearing
Common signs include a noisy drivetrain, excessive vibrations, and oil leaking from the transfer case in all-wheel or four-wheel vehicles.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Headlight Door Motor
If the headlight doors are stuck open, stuck closed, or make a grinding noise, you may need to replace the headlight door motor.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spring Insulators
Common signs include the vehicle bottoming out, excessive road noise, grinding noises while turning, and damage to front tires and brakes.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
Common signs include difficulty shifting gears, grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, and jumping in and out of four-wheel drive.
How Long Does a Drive Belt Tensioner Last?
In order to keep the proper tension on your vehicle's serpentine belt, a drive belt tensioner is used. This is a pulley that is either mounted to an adjustable pivot point...
How Long Does a Differential / Gear Oil Last?
The differential is normally located at the rear of your vehicle and underneath the car. It is essential that it stays lubricated with differential or gear oil for it to work properly and...
How Long Does a Timing Cover Last?
A timing cover protects parts such as the timing belt, timing chain, and gears inside of your vehicle. They are made from either plastic, metal, or a combination of synthetic materials....

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there is a clutch or transition problem with my car.
Hi there. If the clutch is worn down, then the gears will be hard to obtain. Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle on the transmission and see if there is any leaking fluid or a stuck piston. If the...
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Dry grinding/starting noise when in gear
Hi there. Sounds as if the transmission is low on fluid or the transmission is worn and has roller bearings that are damaged. Check the transmission oil level and see if the fluid is low. The fluid should slightly run...
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Four-wheel drive GMC Denali with a 5.7 liter. It has lost reverse and makes a very loud grinding noise when put in any gear. 1999 GMC Yukon Denali
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing is something broken in your transmission. It sounds like the gears have damaged teeth on them and there are multiple clutches that are not applying. The transmission will need to be rebuilt...
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I want my car repaired but not sure what the problem of th e car is. lately when i start the car it just makes a grinding noise an
If you have confirmed that there is a loud grinding noise on starter activation, that means one thing and one thing only: the starter motor is failing, likely due to an internal fault such as a bad starter drive gear,...
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Starting and shaking issues on a 2007 Honda accord.
Hi there. Check the alternator and see if it is making a full charge to the battery. If the vehicle is having a slow start when cranking, either the battery has lost a charge and is low or the starter...
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grinding noise
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will need to start with a transmission service. With the age of the vehicle, if this has not been done in the last 8 months or so, its time to have it...
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when i brake on my 2008 550i bmw it sounds like a grinding noise in the rear around the middle. Do you know what it could be?.
Grinding, squealing, or other "noise" on braking is usually related to a brake pad/rotor contact problem. These surfaces "mate" when you apply the brakes and if there is scoring on the rotor, rust, dirt, irregular wear on pad or rotor,...
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Transaxle makes a loud grinding noise when you accelerate
Of course, first check the fluid level to be sure it is not low but if you are already hearing significant noise, there is probably mechanical damage that will have to be repaired. The problem has to be evaluated during...
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Switched to 4WD - did fine for a little then started making grinding noise. Now car won't move and the 4WD light is blinking.
Hi there. If the 4WD light is blinking and you hear a grinding noise when the transmission is in drive or reverse only, then the transfer case has either broken the fork inside the case or the syncronizer jammed up...
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Grinding noise while driving and turning right.
The origin of the noise should be apparent to a mechanic once he or she road tests the vehicle. If not, installing remote wireless chassis ears at a few key spots in the front end will pinpoint the origin of...
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Front right grinding noise from wheel, most likely brake pad or something related? 2003 Dodge Intrepid
Hi - from your description of how this noise became a part of your motoring life, I believe a suspension component may have failed going over the train track, and your wheel is rubbing against something else metal underneath -...
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I lost reverse. What could that be?
Hi there. The noise of grinding sounds like a gear that is broken or damaged like a pinion gear in the differential or a drive gear in the transmission. Get a stethoscope for an automotive vehicle and put the probe...
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Why does my 2009 GMC Acadia make a clicking/grinding sound when changing gears.
Hi there. there are typically two reasons why this occurs. I have seen this happen simply because the vehicles computer needs to be updated. If the programming is off it can cause enough of a delay in shifting to where...
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What is this grinding noise I hear and feel when accelerating? It sounds and feel like its underneath or within the wheels
Hello - if the noise increases with the speed of the vehicle, but only while you are accelerating (as opposed to coasting), the problem is in the drivetrain (transmission or differential). If the noise increases with road speed, whether accelerating...
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Car will start but will not move.
Hi there. Sounds like the transmission is slipping or a part is broken causing the vehicle to not drive. First check the fluid in the transmission and see if it's low. If the fluid is full and red in color,...
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Rear end grinding noise
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I have a 2005 Ford F150 that has intermitten electrical surges.
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Grinding noise but not pads
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I have a crunching/grinding noise when turning
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Suspension woes.. power steering leaks, noises heard when driving
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