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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Differential / Gear Oil
If your car has exceeded its gear oil service interval, or if you hear the differential whining, you may need to replace the differential/gear oil.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Driveshaft
Common signs include intense car vibrations and abnormal noises, like clunking, rattling, and scraping, coming from under the vehicle.
What Does It Mean When an Engine "Knocks"?
If your engine is making a knocking noise it means there's a problem. The wrong fuel octane, carbon buildup, and bad spark plugs can cause knocking.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Pump
Common signs include a whining noise, hard starting, engine performance issues, and an inability to start the car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Pump
If you hear squealing noises, the steering wheel feels stiff, or find damage on the power steering belt, have the power steering pump replaced.
Why Does My AC Rattle When I Turn It On?
Common reasons why a car AC system makes a rattling noise is due to a failing AC compressor, worn serpentine belt, or worn out AC compressor clutch.
Why Does My AC Rattle When I Turn It On?
Common reasons why a car AC system makes a rattling noise is due to a failing AC compressor, worn serpentine belt, or worn out AC compressor clutch.
Why Does My AC Rattle When I Turn It On?
Common reasons why a car AC system makes a rattling noise is due to a failing AC compressor, worn serpentine belt, or worn out AC compressor clutch.
Why Does My AC Rattle When I Turn It On?
Common reasons why a car AC system makes a rattling noise is due to a failing AC compressor, worn serpentine belt, or worn out AC compressor clutch.
How Long Does a Horn Switch Last?
With With all of the danger on the roadways, finding a way to keep yourself and your car safe should be a concern. A car has a variety of different mechanisms that are built into it that will allow for...
How to Diagnose and Repair Noisy Brakes
Squeaky car brakes are hard to drive with. If your car brakes are making noise, check the brake pads and brake rotors to see if they are worn down.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Stabilizer Bar Links
Common signs of faulty stabilizer bar links include clunking or rattling noises from the tire area, poor handling, and a loose steering wheel.
How to Troubleshoot a Car Exhaust or Engine Noise
Car exhaust systems and car engines make whirring, clicking, or sputtering noises if there's a faulty belt, alternator, water pump, or tension pulley.
How to Troubleshoot a Car With Clutch Noise
Clutch systems create noise if there is a damaged clutch master cylinder, clutch pedal, pressure plate, clutch disc, flywheel, or pilot bearing.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes Clunking Noises Over Bumps
Cars that make clunking noises as they drive over bumps may have worn struts or leaf spring shackles, or damaged control arms or shock absorbers.
How to Troubleshoot a Clicking or Popping Sound in Car Wheels
Car wheels make popping or clicking noises due to faulty CV joints, worn struts or drive belts, loose hubcaps, cupped tires, or loose suspension.
How To Troubleshoot a Car That Makes a Whining Noise When In Gear
Whining is a common car noise that cars make when being shifted from gear to gear. Test your car in different gears and check the fluids.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes a Loud Screeching Sound When it Starts
Cars make a screeching sound when serpentine belts slip or crack. Lubricate car belts or have them replaced to fix the screeching noise.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Sliding Motor Door Assembly
Common signs include sliding doors not opening, noise coming from the door, and metal-to-metal grinding when opening and closing the door.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing PCV Valve Hose
Common signs include poor fuel economy, the Check Engine Light coming on, engine misfires while idling, and noise from the engine.

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Shift link or Axle issue
Hello. From what you've described it would appear that your vehicle may have suffered serious transmission issues. Slipping and grinding sounds are commonly associated with internal transmission issues. It may be possible that the torque converter or transmission gears have...
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Engine trouble
Hi Jo: Unfortunately, we need more specific information about your vehicle in order to recommend a service or to guess as to what's going on with your vehicle. If the engine is low on oil it tends to make a...
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My mini r53 makes a weird sound from the front suspension when driving over rough roads at low speed.
You're probably right. The most common noise to come from the front struts comes from the thrust bearings. The thrust bearings support the weight of the car at the top of the struts and allow the struts to turn easily....
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Whining noise coming from car
Hi, Nissan has released a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) regarding the issue, NTB09-128. You can search it if you would like detailed information on what the repair is. The sound is coming from the timing chain rubbing against the guides...
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Whining noise coming from car
This may be potentially related to a failing alternator as these are known for making a whining sound when they are beginning to fail. When this happens, you may also notice your battery light to come on or the Check...
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When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
A few different faults can cause the vehicle to go into a limp mode. The ECU puts the car into this mode to prevent damage and will be associated with a Check Engine Light. The most likely causes are a...
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When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
There are some technical bulletins for replacing the ECU on your 2005 Kia Amanti for drivability problems. With what you said, what they want to do is along these lines. They may be able to reprogram the computer or need...
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What is knocking noise?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Ram 1500. If you pulled the cylinder 4 plug wire and the noise got quieter then this is an indication that you have a bad rod bearing or piston pin on the...
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What else can it be?
From what you've described, this sounds like potentially a power steering pump issue since the noise increases with speed which indicates it may be something related to the speed of pulley components. I would check power steering fluid levels to...
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What do you think could be wrong?
Hi there: What you're describing appears to be a problem with the serpentine belt; which powers many of your vehicle's components including the alternator, power steering, and air conditioning systems. When the belt or the pulley's that turn the belt...
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Truck makes loud noise when accelerating.
Hello. There are multiple things that may cause loud noises when stepping on the gas pedal such as axles, valve lifters, and catalytic convertors. I suggest you have a technician inspect the vehicle since there are several things that may...
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Transmission not shifting into gear.
Either the transmission is slipping harshly or something broke inside the transmission making the gear drives not work properly. Make sure that the transmission fluid is full and red in color. If the fluid is full and red in color,...
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Timing belt ripped and after weird loud sound
Good question. I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump...
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Ticking sound from engine
Ticking is usually valve train related. Your engine has hydraulic lifters, they are self adjusting. One thing that can go wrong is the rocker stud can pull out of the head. They are pressed in originally. Check the nuts have...
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ticking noise while accelerating
Hello. There are a few possibilities that could be causing the noise you are hearing. Some of the possible causes include: pieces of the catalytic converter could be rattling in the exhaust, broken baffles in the muffler, a loose flap...
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Ticking noise in engine
Hello. The sound of ticking is not normal in most cases. A technician will have to listen to the ticking sound in person to determine if the noise is normal or not. Oftentimes a ticking sound can occur from low-grade...
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Thumping sounds while driving over sharp bumps
The only part you did not mention (and the most likely cause of the problem) is the inside lower control arm bushings are bad. I would also check the steering gear mount bushings for excessive wear. Both of these bushings...
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the engine turns over but wont start
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The car makes noises while making a turn to the left
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strange maybe pressure release sound from right rear sounds like on inside
Hey there, the sound you may be hearing is coming from the A/C system expansion valve when refrigerant going through it. You may have an A/C system that is a little low on refrigerant, and needs to be checked for...

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