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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Brake Shoes (Rear)
If your car has drum brakes and there are abnormal noises, a reduced brake response, and a loose parking brake, you may need a brake shoe replacement.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Vacuum Bleed Switch
Common signs include cruise control disengaging on its own or not disengaging when the pedal is pressed, and a hissing noise coming from the dash.
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 Door Lock Actuator
Common signs include unusual noises coming from inside the car door and the power door locks not working or behaving erratically.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Intermittent Wiper Relay
Common signs include the wiper blades only working on one speed or a different speed than you selected, not working at all, and making humming noises.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Driveshaft
Common signs include intense car vibrations and abnormal noises, like clunking, rattling, and scraping, coming from under the vehicle.
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.
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.
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.

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Honda pilot 2013 making noise "woodpecker" like while we are trying to charge the battery. Thd noise stops if push on the brake.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise can be coming from a number of components, and locating the noise will be most beneficial. If it started when you were charging the battery, make sure battery charger was set to...
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i have a knocking noise coming from under my feet on driver side by the tire and its a bottom knock right under the gas and brakes
Hi there. If your vehicle is a front wheel drive, then the noise could be a CV Shaft failing causing the knocking noise. If your vehicle is a 4x4, then the front driveshaft universal joints are worn and making the...
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My 2009 Dodge Ram Hemi 2500 makes a loud rumbling noise in the front end. I stop giving it gas couple times and it goes away
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be coming from a number of issues with the vehicle. Considering the loss of power, you want to focus on the exhaust, air intake, and spark systems. An exhaust leak or...
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The check engine light is on and my car sounds loud when it I crank it up. What could be the cause?The exhaust got fix but still l
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the check engine light on, we need to start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic codes to find out why that light is on. We can use the codes to help point us...
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Strange noise while idle and worst when decelerating
Hello, thank you for writing in. The knocking noise from the video may be related to the new distributor that was installed. The distributor and timing can cause pre-ignition of the air-fuel mixture. This causes the rough idle and the...
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Loud metallic clunk and stops cranking when trying to start after removing and reinstalling upper intake manifold,
Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and make sure that they are hooked up properly. A leaking fuel injector will cause fuel to flood the cylinder and hydro lock the piston making the engine stop cranking. Also, check for anything...
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Where is the starter located on my 2007 Mitsubishi raider?
Hi there. The starter location on your engine is on the driver side in the back of the engine. If there is a whirling noise by the alternator area when starting the engine up, then either there is a vacuum...
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What would cause a spring kind of noise from the brake pedal of my 2017 Ford Mustang
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2003 Hyundai Sante Fe Muffler noise
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Hey so I was turning on my car and didn't twist the ignition all the way and gave up then twisted it back before killing it all th
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The vehicle makes a humming/whining sound immediately after highway driving. After several minutes off highway, noise stops.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may cause these issues. You will want to start by making sure the brakes are not sticking. This can be done by raising the vehicle and checking for grinding...
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2003 hyundai accent it just passed smog like 4 days ago. yeaterday check egine light blinking and overheated but car not hot
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating the engine is one of the worst things that can happen to the vehicle, and you want to do your best to stop the vehicle before it gets to that point. Running the...
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when i step on the gas pedal i hear a popping sound
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Car hard to steer, making loud noises, and the AC is blowing warm
The screeching noise may be due to a fault in one of the driven elements in the serpentine drive belt "circuit". There are both devices (e.g., alternator, A/C) and pulleys in that circuit. Every driven element in the circuit has...
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I have 2015 dodge dart and it's makes a high pitch screeching sound on idle not consistently is it normal? Dealership said it is.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise you are hearing is not normal for most properly functioning engines, and although the damage may not be obvious right this moment, the component at fault may be on it's way out....
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Knocking / squeaking from rear left wheel area when turning right
The noise you are describing has to originate from the rear axle, differential, suspension or brakes. You are describing a fairly distinct and easily reproducible noise and inasmuch as there really are limited possibilities, particularly if yo have isolated it...
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Strange rattling/tapping noise at low rpm when accelerating lightly
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Car wouldn't go over 50 mph I went over and next thing you know I hear loud knocking from the engine
The knocking is suggestive of a mechanical failure of some sort. I would first measure cylinder compression to get a basic idea of the condition of the engine. If it doesn't test well (too low and/or too much variance) you...

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