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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.
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 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 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 Differential Output Seal
Common signs include whining sounds and oil leaks coming from the differential.
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.
How Long Does a Timing Cover Last?
A 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. In modern vehicles, the covers are designed to...
How Long Does a Differential / Gear Oil Last?
The 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 your vehicle to go smoothly down...
How Long Does a Drive Belt Tensioner Last?
In 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 or a spring mechanism. If you open up...

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Wheel Bearings
This may be a sign of failing or worn out wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers...
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Starter grinding
Hi, thanks for your question. It sounds like the starter bolts may not have been tightened properly or the starter could be faulty as a new part. I would recommend retracing your steps to make sure that the starter was...
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GRINDING NOISE WHILE BRAKING
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Grinding noise when steering left or right.
This is a common symptom of failing wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...
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Grinding noise when braking
You should have your brakes inspected for any issues like metal to metal grinding or another related issue. This may just be a brake pad service issue or a more serious problem with the ESC. Only a thorough check will...
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Grinding noise in park truck wont move
Hello there, there are a few possible cases for the truck to stop while driving like this. You did not mention if the grinding noise is in all the gears or just park. The most common would be a transmission...
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Grinding noise from the front end
Hello. It is possible that the axles are making the grinding noise that you are hearing. The axles have ball joints in them. If the grease wears out and the ball bearings are not lubricated they will rub metal to...
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Grinding
Hello, thank you for writing in. A grinding noise when turning can come from the mechanical linkage that allows your steering wheel to turn the tires, or it can come from the hydraulic system that assists you in turning. Start...
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Engine wont start
It sounds like you may have experienced some internal transmission damage. This vehicle is a front wheel drive car so the transmission is in the front of the vehicle rather than under the front seat. Due to the placement of...
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Differential Noise
Hello. The noise you are hearing could very well be the differential. The fact it becomes worse when you accelerate is a good indication. The best way to tell is simply to do an inspection. Changing the oil regularly is...
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Car making grinding noise.
The water pump is the most common part changed on this motor and year. The noise once heard could be isolated to the water pump or a tensioner pulley. I recommend to have the system checked by a qualified mechanic....
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Car making grinding noise
There is a good chance that what you heard was the transmission. Transmissions are very complex systems. It is very likely that the transmission will need to be overhauled or even replaced, depending on what part of the transmission has...
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Brakes grinding
Brake noise is quite common. Most likely what you are hearing is the sound of the worn brake pads grinding against the rotors. This problem can usually be solved by a simple brake job. A trained professional will be able...
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Grinding noise while turning left and right
Hello, thank you for writing in. Grinding noises like this can be incredibly hard to diagnose. The power steering pump may be to blame. Even if it is not hard to steer, it can make similar noises. Keep that in...
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Grinding/scraping noise coming from back of car
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the sound is not coming from the differential, but is coming from that area, you will want to check the driveline and the axles. Look for anything that is rubbing, has a worn...
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Truck makes grinding noise when 4WD is engaged and put under load only.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Issues like this can be difficult to locate, because you need the vehicle to be under a similar load to recreate the noise. With that being said, you may have a vacuum issue causing...
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What can cause my front driver side wheel to grind during acceleration in my 2007 Chevrolet HHR
Hi there. It sounds like you have a failing front hub bearing. When they begin to fail they will sound just like what you are explaining. It can also be caused by a bad cv axle or an issue with...
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I have a 2007 BMW 328XI and noticed that I was experiencing a load grinding noise when reversing and occasionally when turning. I
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without inspecting the vehicle, there is no way of knowing how badly the vehicle is damaged, nor how extensive the damage is. With that being said, the steering linkage and suspension are both susceptible...
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What would cause a rattling/grinding sound from the front side of the motor in my 2005 Chevrolet Impala
Hello, Most of the time this is caused by an issue with one of the accessory pulleys. Most of the time it is the water pump due to an internal bearing failure. I usually pull the belt off and turn...
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2005 GMC with Denali transmission grinding in all gears including neutral. It will not accelerate and also doesn't have park.
Hi there. Your transmission is slipping all of the gears inside and may be due to a broken stator clutch and a broken torque converter. A torque converter that has failed will cause a grinding noise if the stator breaks...

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