Q: A knocking sound coming from middle console.

asked by on December 09, 2016

Okay so, we drove to Beaumont and our car was fine was running okay and everything but sometimes it can be hard to turn it like right or left. Well it was parked for about 2 hoUrsula and on our way home the battery light came on and said like battery low but it was like impossible cause he just you know fixed all that. But as we got closers to home in vidor it started to die and died rite when we pulled into our driveway. So we chAngel the battery and now there is a knocking sound in the middle console. What would be wrong with the car? Please help.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi there. There are a couple things that could make a knocking sound in a console. The first would be a relay clicking on an off, usually the hazard lights relay shorting to ground. The second would be the blend door motors for the heater and air conditioning is clicking for its trying to move but cannot move anymore. Check the relay and blend door motors for a possible short. If you need further assistance with a knocking noise in the console, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

Why Do Car Windows Shatter Instead of Cracking?

Automotive glass that is used today is designed to shatter into small, containable pieces for one reason – safety. Prior to the invention of tempered glass (constructed from multiple layers of glass with a polymer or plastic middle), glass would...

How does the automatic window function work?

Your car has at least one window with auto up/down functionality – the driver side. However, depending on the trim, you might also have auto up/down functionality on the passenger front window. In either instance, here’s how to use it....

Fixed car after Service Engine Soon light came on. It's still not working right

I can understand how frustrating it can be to replace parts on your car only to have it continue to experience problems. There can be several reasons why your Pontiac has its’ Service Engine Soon Light illuminated. If there is...

Hot at idle and low when driving never stays in middle

Hi. This sounds like the water pump is not circulating the antifreeze in the engine. When a water pump stops circulating the antifreeze as well as it should the car tends to run hot when it is at idle and...

Car wont move even in neutral.

Pull up on the parking brake to see if the brake feels loose like the cable has stuck on. Your brakes may have moisture in the brake fluid and it may have froze inside the brakes locking them on. You...

White smoke from engine bay

Hi Paul. Any smoke coming from the engine bay area is not a good sign. However, the positive is that you seem to have noticed it before it becomes a potential breakdown. White smoke is generally categorized as coolant being...

Grinding in front right wheel

Hello, and thank you for writing in. When dealing with these issues there needs to be a general inspection done of the drive shaft, transfer case, differentials, and axles. Look for any obvious signs of damage, fluid leaking, or parts...

Continuous misfire of cylinder 2

Cylinder compression in all four cylinders should be verified. Secondary firing patterns should be scoped to get independent verification (i.e., apart from what the OBD-II system might be reporting) that indeed the problem is just in cylinder no. 2. If...

2004 Buick Rendezvous - Random metallic grinding sound when accelerating and/or braking

Brakes can make a whole variety of sounds under a whole variety of conditions. So it may just be that it is time for brake pads again. Or it could be that there is an issue with a wheel bearing...

Related articles

How to Repair Dashboard Lights
Vehicle dashboard lights assist the driver in monitoring the various gauges of their car. These important lights include the speedometer,...
How to Buy a Classic Cadillac
Cadillacs are the ultimate in luxurious domestic vehicles and have been for more than century. Classic Cadillacs have been under the General Motors umbrella since 1909 and consistently rank at the top of a list of premier automobiles. Classic...
How to Apply a Custom Dashboard Sticker
Sometimes Sometimes the dashboards that come with your car can appear bland and uninteresting. Customized dashboard sticker kits are a great option for you if you are looking to give your interior a temporary new style. This guide will show...