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Break Pedal Started to make noise when pressing and releasing it
Hello there, a variety of issues will cause noise when the brake pedal is pressed and released on your 2002 Chevrolet Tracker. The most common issues is the pedal return spring, the pedal mount, or the brake pedal rod itself....
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Creaking supsension
Hello. If your leaf springs are making noise then properly lubricating them will likely correct the issue. You may use a suitable aerosol type of lubricant to spray the leaf spring and joints, however those lubricants may wash off as...
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How long before a squeaky ball joint gives away?
How long it's safe to drive the car with the noise you have described just depends on exactly what part(s) is causing the noise. Some noises, while annoying, are essentially meaningless in terms of vehicle reliability or safety. But, admittedly,...
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Engine ticking sounds, screech 2009 Ford F150
Hi there - while a screeching noise may be common, it is not "normal". An old belt, whether stretched or glazed, can cause screeching, a loose tensioner will allow belt slip (not good), worn idler bearings, crud in the grooves...
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Squeak / Grinding Sound only when moving 2013 Mercedes C250
Hi there - thanks for providing a sound sample! Noises are probably the hardest thing to diagnose, even when you can capture a recording like this. I suspect either the brake pad wear warning tab, or the driveshaft center bearing...
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Brakes squealing
This circumstance is not unusual and I suspect is often related to the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, once non-OEM parts and...
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Squeaky front wheel?
Brake pads have a metal wear indicator. If the pad with the indicator has worn down to about 1 mm, the wear indicator will rub against the rotor, which makes noise alerting you to check the condition of the brake...
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Squeaky sound in the front end. 2014 Chrysler 200
Hello - it is not likely a lube job will correct this - there are not that many components in the suspension these days that are grease-able. The squeak you hear could be the strut bearing plates, which tend to...
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My car 02 neon and squeaks on while accelerateing
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having a couple of different issues. If the noise is related to engine speed, then it may be the drive belt or a pulley that is giving you issues. If...
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Squeeky noise
A ball joint is designed to pivot through multiple planes. Of course, because the ball joint constantly pivots at different angles, it tends to wear out more rapidly than bushings. A load-bearing ball joint supports the weight of the vehicle,...
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Noise in front right
This may be a sign of failing or worn out ball joints. A ball joint is designed to pivot through multiple planes. Of course, because the ball joint constantly pivots at different angles, it tends to wear out more rapidly...
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Belt squeaking
This may suggest that your belt needs to be adjusted. There is something called a "tensioner pulley" that is adjustable that is used to adjust pressure applied on the serpentine belt. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come...
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My truck squeaks on the right side when driving. Always when driving over bumps 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Hi - suspension noises like your squeak are challenging at best. And, your truck uses torsion bars for suspending the weight of the front end rather than coil springs. This introduces additional bushings which seem to squeak more than they...
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Car squealing
If the pulley moves back and forth, this would suggest that it is loose. Depending on which pulley it is, this may cause the belt to squeak if it moves back and forth due to the amount of force being...
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Squeaking 1997 Ford F150
Hello - most often, a squeaking noise from this area is the water pump bearing failing. Fan clutches don't often make noises. You can confirm this by temporarily taking the fan off of the fan clutch. If the noise stops,...
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Car squeaks after CV joint replacement 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
Hi there, replacement of the CV joint, axle and hub assembly required a certain amount of disassembly and reassembly of the suspension on that side of the vehicle. It is possible that this process caused a realignment of some suspension...
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Struts or Compression Rods Maybe??? 2005 infiniti G35
Hello - given your mileage, your front struts and strut bearing plates are most likely candidates for the suspension noises you describe. Colder weather will make turning noises louder (or "creakier"). Having a helper "rock" each side of the car...
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Whay would my 2012 VW squeak when i put it in 1st gear
Hi there. Most of the time if this only occurs in first gear it is due to movement in the transmission. I would usually start by checking the engine and transmission mounts. If they are worn then that may be...
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My 2013 BMW 528 seems to make a slight squeaky sound when i'm driving slow not fast.
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing is the control arm bushing are hard and need replaced. If you need further assistance with your control arm bushings, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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I hear a squeaking sound when I ride over bumps. Do I need to spray with wd40
Rubber bushings in the vehicle suspension will be damaged, and fail early, if exposed to petroleum solvents such as WD-40, engine oil and grease and so forth. All of these rubber bushings are designed to operate dry. If a bushing...

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