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My SUV makes a groaning noise when shifting gears.
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My car makes a loud noise while driving. I'm not sure whether it's my brakes or the timing belt.
The noise if it does not happen when stopped and starts when moving is most likely from the brakes. The engine has a timing chain and not a timing belt. You may have a serpentine belt that is squealing though...
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Struts are still creaking. They were replaced by your mechanic and it was recommended that I get a "noise inspection". The parts
Hi Shelby. I have forwarded your inquiry to our service and sales department, so they can look up your account and review the mechanics service notes. They should be getting back to you shortly with a good answer. Thanks. ...
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