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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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I put my vehicle into 4WD and heard a grinding noise. I took it out and put it in 2WD and It started to make some noise.
Hi there. Jack up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Make sure that all 4 wheels are off the ground. Put the transfer case in 4WD, the transmission in drive, and let off the brake. Check to see...
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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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Occasionally there is a grinding noise when braking to a stop then engine stall.
Hi there. If the noise is only heard when the brakes are applied, then the rotors and pads are rubbing metal to metal. This can make a grinding noise that is heard throughout the vehicle. For the vehicle stalling at...
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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 sound from front drivers side wheel area 2010 Volkswagon
Hi there - the metallic grinding noise you notice could be either a brake issue (worn brake pads or brake caliper stuck), or a wheel bearing issue from the front, driver side. I would recommend a wheel/brake inspection by a...
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Noisy grinding sound when turning wheels left or right
This is a common sign of worn out wheel bearings. Bearing noise can sound a lot like a brake pad dragging or grinding. It can also sound like whirring, whining or humming depending on how much sound deadening material your...
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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
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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How do you detect the grinding noise in the rear diferential, rear wheel drive?
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle off the ground and put it on jack stands where all the wheels are off the ground. Check the rear differential fluid in the rear axle on the car. See if there is fluid...
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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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When I put my car into drive it makes a loud grinding noise and doesnt move.
Hi there. The transmission may have broken the differential or a CV shaft (constant velocity shaft). If a CV shaft was to break, then all of the power will go to the broken shaft. When you said that you stopped...
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My car is making a loud grinding noise when idle.
Hi there. Check the engine and transmission mounts for any looseness or damage. As the vehicle ages, the mounts tend to wear out causing the engine and transmission to vibrate the cab. When the heat is off, the squirrel cage...
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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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