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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 include clunking or rattling noises from the tire area, poor handling, and loose steering wheel.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Driveshaft
Common signs include intense car vibrations and abnormal noises, like clunking, rattling, and scraping sounds, coming from beneath the vehicle.
Why Does My AC Rattle When I Turn It On?
Your car’s AC system is designed to keep you cool and comfortable when the temperature rises. It’s also designed to operate quietly and unobtrusively. There should be little to no noise from an air...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Pump
If you hear squealing noises, feel the steering wheel is stiff, and find damages on the belt, have the power steering pump replaced.
How to Diagnose and Repair Noisy Brakes
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When I start my 2012 Nissan Frontier there is a noise from the engine.
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like a timing chain problem. This is a very common issue on this vehicle. It is caused by either the timing chain itself failing, or more commonly it is caused by an...
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My engine was overheating and then it started making noise and not running right. 2005 Buick Rendevous
Hi there. If the engine was overheating to the point that it was making noise then you may have some serious internal engine issues. Since it is running poorly now the engine needs to be checked for any internal damage....
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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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Something banged underneath
A knocking or banging sound like that you are describing is probably due to a suspension fault (like a loose strut or bad ball joint) or perhaps a poorly suspended exhaust system is banging on the car frame body when...
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Warning chime sounds at intermittent times while driving. No corresponding warning lights on dash.
Hi there. If you have a V6 engine in your vehicle, you may have accidentally activated the HAC (hill-start assist control) feature by pressing hard on the brake pedal. A single beep announces that it has been activated. If the...
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My command start on my truck beeps twice loudly. Like to stop it if at all possible.
Hi there. Locate the controller to the remote start system and follow the wiring to the horn or chirp device. Then, remove the battery cable and cut the wire to the horn or chirp device and re-route the wire to...
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I have a creaking/squeaking noise when turning the steering wheel
If an assistant, preferably a mechanic, listens at the relevant suspension and steering components under the vehicle as you turn the steering wheel the sound can undoubtedly be pinpointed. Be sure to check at the top of the spring tower...
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master cylinder is bad, but does it make a noise going down the road. if so what kind. mine is intermittent
Hello, thank you for writing in. The master cylinder may make some noises, however it is rather unlikely that you are going to hear these fluid sounding noises over the engine noise. Start by adding the differential fluid and take...
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There is a noise from the co-drivers wheel.
Hi there. Check the rotor out to see if it's glazed over. If the rotor is glazed over (very shiny) then the brake pad will not grab the rotor, but rather slide against the rotor. This will make a sound...
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I'm looking at a jeep, but the transfer case is making some noise. It only effects driving when in 4WD. Is it worth buying and fix?
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Why would my 01 chevy silverado make a loud poping noise when i put it in drive? It has the right amount of transmission fluid in
That sort of noise is usually due to a bad u-joint in the driveline (if you have the 4WD version), bad CV joints (often outer) and/or excess play in the transmission (end play) or differential (front or rear). If the...
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Oil light breifly came on then went back off and the car died and won't start up. When it did this, the engine sounded horrible.
Hi there. If the engine oil light was flashing and the engine was running a little rough, then there was an issue that was happening at that moment. Check the engine oil and see if the level if full or...
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Put my GMC into gear and when I give it gas it just wines and won't move.
Hi there. Check the clutch to see if it is slipping. When a clutch slips, the engine will continue to operate but the transmission will not drive under a load. If the clutch is new and the noise is still...
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I change the axle on my car and now when I put it into gear it does not go in gear and it makes a grinding sound
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Minimal front end knock
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Makes a popping noice and blows out white smoke real bad. I don't know what the issue is. Any ideas?
Hi there. It seems that there could be a head gasket or intake manifold gasket is leaking causing coolant to enter the combustion chamber make the white smoke and the engine to have a popping noise. Also, since you have...
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P0011 trouble code and there is a loud noise behind the engine.
Hi there. The code P0011 is stored for the camshaft position sensor is not registering to the computer. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if its working and plugged in. It is possible that the sensor has failed and...
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Transmission shifts extremely hard from first to second gear.
Hi there. The transmission is shifting very hard from 1st gear to 2nd gear for the accumulator spring or piston is broken. The accumulator is designed to cushion the shift and allow the transmission to ease into the next gear....
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Can my car drive 350 miles with this issue?
There are several possibilities for the issues you've described, but I would look more towards a belt being the issue. It could be the belt, belt tensioner, air conditioning compressor, the alternator, or one of the other belt driven accessories....
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My heater makes a really loud noise when its on.
The level of refrigerant in the air conditioning system would not affect the noise level of the blower motor. If you replaced the motor with an aftermarket (non OEM) motor that could create an issue in terms of the quality...

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