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Q: Grinding noise

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When i accelerate or rev it up in park or nuetral there is a grinding noice coming from the front of the truck

My car has 116111 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you’d like to diagnose the noise yourself try this. Cut a piece of rubber hose approximately 2’ long(a garden hose or automotive heater hose will work) to use as a stethoscope. With the hood open and the engine running, place one end of the hose on a component and put the other end to your ear. Caution: keep the hose clear of the fan, pulleys, and belt.

To check for the noise, place the hose on the power steering pump, alternator, A/C compressor, and water pump. Have someone press on the gas pedal to increase the RPM’s if needed to make the noise.

A large, 2’ long screwdriver works well for this, too. Place the tip on suspected area then press the handle in your ear.

This method works great - you can try these methods to find the noise. If you would like a professional to check the noise for you, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your truck’s grinding noise and determine what repairs should be made.

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