Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car squeaking when driving

asked by on

When I am driving my car, I can hear a squeaking sound. Also, when I shift gears it makes a rattling and clicking noise before I shift. After shifting, the car jerks forward.

A: Hello. I will assume your vehicle is equipp...

Hello. I will assume your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission as it sounds like you are shifting gears yourself.

The symptoms you’ve given are leading me to a malfunction in your clutch assembly, or engine and transmission assembly mounting. The mounting hardware can cause similar symptoms on both automatic and manual transmissions. The clutch plate in a manual transmission has dampening springs that may become weak or break, and start to make noise as they move around.

Have a mechanic, like the ones here at YourMechanic, look around the engine bay for broken mounts and run a thorough inspection of the noise while driving.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Fuel issues - 1999 Chevrolet Venture

Hi there. You may have a misfiring plug or plug wire that has not caused the Check Engine Light to come on yet, but may have stored a code. Have the computer scanned first. You may just have a carbon...

Q: While driving yesterday truck just cut off been missing for a while

Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...

Q: Coolant

Hello. Typically in a circumstance such as this, a mechanic would pressurize the cooling system when cold, so as to allow up-close inspection, and identify the leak. A non functioning cooling fan can cause overheating which indirectly could cause coolant...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...