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Knocking noise and tough turns.
The knocking noise could be a result of many possible things such as failing steering components or potentially engine noises. Unfortunately, in order to properly diagnose, it will require a professional mechanic taking a look at the car and taking...
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Popping noise at low speed turns
Hi. This is a tricky one. In my experience, I have seen lower control arms cause this problem. The lower control arms have rubber bushings in them and sometimes those rubber bushings crack or become dry rotten and causing a...
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What's is causing a bump in my steering wheel, worst when slowing down but not braking
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the condition of the tires on the front to make sure that they are not cupped. If the tires are cupped, you will need to replace the tires and check the shocks....
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Creaking noise on turns
Hello, this could be a number of issues but it sounds like a worn bushing or worn part causing this noise you are hearing. The control arm bushings on these vehicles are known to fall apart at about 50k miles...
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There is a popping noise coming from the rear passenger side.
Hi there. The constant velocity (CV) shaft is making the sound as you make a turn. The outer bearing is seizing up and clicking the bearings in its race. I recommend replacing the CV shaft to that side. It is...
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Wheel hop/ wobble
Hello. There are several components that may be causing these symptoms. The easiest to check is the condition of the tires. If they are cracked, warped, low, misaligned then you will possibly have these symptoms. More likely it is related...
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Turning Noise
Hi there. Most of the time this noise is caused by a failing cv axle joint. When one of these fails it will make this type of noise when turning. I usually get the vehicle in the air and run...
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My car stalls out in the mid of driving
Hi there. From the description you provided concerning your vehicle stalling while driving, the cost of repair is difficult to answer without actually verifying the fault. It could be any number of reasons for the engine to stop running. It...
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Clicking noise when turning wheels. Is this type of job going to cost thousands or should I get a new car?
Hey there. As you may know, the CV joints are the connection that transfers power from the transmission to the wheels by the use of the CV joints and drive shafts. They have a rubber boot that covers them to...
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My car likes to swerve out of nowhere. I have good tires and they have air. What could be wrong with my car? It's a Dodge Caliber
Hi there. Your description of your vehicle swerving out of nowhere is an indication that something in the front end is loose. It could be worn ball joints. Worn ball joints will cause the vehicle to track/veer with any rut...
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When I turn the steering, the right tire has noise. I hear it whenever I am turning the steering
Hi there. From the description you have provided, when you turn the steering, the right tire has noise, whenever turning the steering, and needs to be diagnosed. For a problem like this, it could be an axle shaft CV joint...
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Hearing clicking from wheel housing while turning
Hi. A clicking noise while turning in a front wheel drive car is usually caused by damaged or worn CV joints. CV joints are mounted on each end of a front axle and they transfer power to the wheels from...
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While turning right and left, my car makes a popping noise from the drive axles
Hey there. This is likely a sign of failing CV joints. All front-wheel drive cars have "constant velocity" joints or CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts. Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission, while...
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My 2006 scion TC is hard to turn
Hi there. Check the power steering fluid level and make sure that it is full. Also, look at the fluid color and see if it is clear or dark. If the fluid is dark, then the power steering system needs...
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Car suddenly not starting - 1997 Honda Civic
Hi there. It sounds like a failed starter or battery. Have a battery test performed with a digital battery tester that provides the cold cranking amps and state of health. Check all fuses/relays and replace as necessary. Perform a voltage...
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Fans stop working
The braking and cooling systems are separate components. Low brake fluid will not cause the vehicle to run hot or overheat. Low brake fluid will make the brake pedal feel soft or even go to the floor. This is a...
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Steering wheel is hard to turn
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The alternator can be working just fine, but before you rule out the possibility that you have a burned up alternator, since you have had the VSC light on, then there is a...
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Right turn produces noise - 2011 Toyota Camry
Hi there. It sounds like you have a wheel bearing or axle failure. A failing wheel bearing will generally produce more noise when loaded; LF when turning right and RF when turning left. An axle can produce similar noise if...
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Why is my car driving fine at first and then I hear a ticking sound whenever I press the gas? I also have hard brakes and steering.
Hi there. Typically when the Check Engine Light comes on, it indicates that the on board computer has detected an error code from either a sensor or a mechanical part on the vehicle. The ticking issue might be caused by...
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My wife's car makes a clicking noise when the wheel is turned; could it be the CVs?
Hello - Yes, your diagnostic skills are very good! It is almost certainly the CV joints, the outer joints in particular. I would recommend that you have the axle/CV joint assembly replaced in both front axles by a mobile, professional...

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