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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.
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
There aren’t many things more annoying than having noisy brakes. You are driving down the street, and need to come to a stop. You apply the brakes to...

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