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It sounds like your alternator has not been tightened enough and the serpentine belt is slipping because of it. Since you have new belts on your engine, this is probably about the only thing which it can be. If you press on the belt with your thumb at the center of the long portion of the belt (between pulleys), you should get no more than about 1/2" inch of ...


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Unidirectional tires should NOT be cross rotated. "Uni" implies one, as in one direction (nothing to do with singing). Radials in general should not be cross rotated. They start behaving as you have discribed, with the noise and all. With all this said, I don't believe your tires are unidirectional, but again, once radials have been driven for a period of ...


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An AC compressor puts a big strain on an engine when it's engaged. This is especially the case with low horse power 4-cylinder engines. What makes matters worse are high mileage engines which are in poor running condition. I experienced this with a Saab I used to have. I could only run the AC when I was moving at highway speeds. Otherwise it was too much ...


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Well at the risk of sounding crass, I think you already know what you have to do. The winter tires will cause an excess of road noise on dry pavement. I doubt you will ever need them in the area of the world you are in, so would highly suggest you replace them with some good summer tires. The first bushing you are describing sounds like the strut mount at ...


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Considering everything you've said to this point, it sounds like you have a bearing going out in your transmission. With your mileage, it wouldn't be unheard of. I would definitely have a respectable transmission shop in your area take a look at it. If it is a bearing, they can replace just the bearing (and any other worn part such as synchros and clutch -- ...


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It sounds to me like the brake squealer, as in the brake pads are getting to the end of their life expectancy. You should be able to do a visual inspection of the brake pad should tell you very readily if this is the issue. EDIT: I realized I didn't answer the second part of your question. When the brakes start squealing, it probably isn't imperative ...


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I would venture to assume it is your brakes which are talking to you. I bet the "squealer" is close enough to engage the rotor at certain points. Once the vehicle speed is fast enough it will not make the noise, or is covered up by road noise. I doubt, from your description, it has anything to do with the transmission itself.


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It could be something really obvious - the clicking could be caused by a small object that is stuck in your tire tread like a pebble. Inspect your tire tread; if there is something stuck you should be able to pry it out with relative ease.


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From your description, it seems like you are hearing normal sounds of operation while running over rough spots in the road created by cranes running down the road and creating divots in the road which are equally spaced apart. This can cause an extreme amount of noise in the cabin as you drive. Here in the state of Virginia (and in other states here in the ...


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Apparently this particular model suffers from this issue in cold climates. This is due to the factory o-ring failing to provide a good seal and thus allowing air to enter the Power Steering Pump Inlet. The fix is to replace the o-ring. A step by step guide to this is provided in this link


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It's more than likely the serpentine belt at the alternator making the noise. One of two things going on here, either the belt itself is worn out, or the tensioner is not providing the preload to the belt to keep it tight. After the belt warms up a little bit, it sticks a little better so the sound goes away. If you haven't replaced the belt in a while, I'd ...


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With the limited info available it sounds like the ABS pump running. I can't think of anything else that cycles that fast. Why it would be running at start up I haven't a clue. You could try pulling the ABS fuse and see if the noise stops.


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There are two main things which are probably causing you the noise. First is the engine noise. Diesels can put out an extensive amount of noise. This radiates into the cab of the vehicle. You basically have a big box on wheels which focuses and reverberates the sound around inside causing it to amplify somewhat. This makes for a little more noise than what ...


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Is the noise level comparable to the one on new Ford Transit? Extra torque from the diesel could have torn the motor mounts. I would visually inspect them to see if they need to be replaced or even upgraded.


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Typically a very loud, low rumbling noise means that your wheel bearings are going bad. I'd be willing to bet that depending on how the sound sounds, it is your wheel bearing. They are not typically very expensive to fix, but you will most likely need to take it to a shop, because you will need a bearing puller to complete the replacement.


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The standard test for a wheel bearing goes something like this: Jack up the appropriate end/corner of the car and support it on axle-stands Grasp the wheel firmly at top and bottom and try to shake it - there should be a tiny amount of movement, any more is suspect. Repeat step 2 for side-to-side Spin the wheel and listen for any unusual noise, or ...


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tl;dr The sound is probably caused by your brakes, most likely worn brake pads. Firstly, you would only hear "tyre squeal" if the vehicle is losing (or at least scrabbling for) grip during the braking period. If that's the case, you will know it's the tyres! That takes a lot of braking force, and not likely something that will happen casually. So, I ...


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It is probably going to be one of your pulley wheels, but I doubt it's the pump. If it's brand new, they usually don't make any noise at all. It is either going to be one of either the idler or tensioner pulleys. And if you don't know which one is which, if you eliminate all of the other pulleys which have things attached to them, you should have one ...


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Various Nissan models, and other vehicles, have an Extra Air Pump (EAP). When the engine is first started from cold the oxygen sensors are running cold and not up to operating temperature. To control any emissions whilst cold an EAP runs to pump air into the exhaust to help clean it up until the oxygen sensors are fully working, you may have a noisy pump. ...


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As discussed in the comments already, the clicking you hear is probably the starter solenoid. You have ruled out a weak battery being the probable cause by attempting to the jump-start the engine. This means either the power cable running directly from the battery to the starter motor is too resistive/poorly connected, or that the starter motor itself is no ...


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Two common sources of water rushing noises are water in one or more of the doors and air in the cooling system causing gurgling in the heater core. For the doors, check the bottom edge of all doors including the lift gate. There are small rubber drains that allow water to drain when it rains. If they become clogged the doors begin to fill with water and can ...


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Since you're soliciting thoughts & suggestions... ...it's possible that your Pilot, which has unibody construction, has picked up some water inside its integrated frame, and you actually hear that water moving around inside the frame. I've had that happen before - in my case, a plastic plug was missing and when I drove through a large puddle the frame ...


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In this case, the sound came from the rear brake pads which had completely worn away down to the metal backing. Once I replaced the rear pads and rotors (which had significant scoring) the sound went away.


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When you are driving in a straight line, the load on the front axle is shared equally between the two front hubs, so any noises will be low. When you turn to the left, there is a weight transfer to the outside wheel(right wheel) and any noises from it will be more accentuated/louder. It is the opposite when you turn right. You need to check your hub bearings ...


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Your vehicle is a light-weight-build mass volume vehicle and under hard conditions would be susceptable to drumming. Never the less, your vehicle should be inspected for suspension, wheels and hubs, steering and exhaust being present and correct and in servicable condition. The recent deterioation in your local roads may be emphasising an already present ...


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I have 300 miles on my second water pump. They had to put another one in. 6 months on the 4th water pump. Had it replaced today under warranty and its noisy. I pointed it out to mechanic an hour after taking the car home. I suspect I'll be on number 6 by the end of the month. The vehicle is 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS.


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I had similar problem with my car too. During the 60 000 km check my mehcanic said they had to replace the "AC belt tensioner" because it was in bad condition. It didn't cost too much, worth a try. That 'click' sound after switching on the AC means that the AC clutch engaged and yes, it could be a bit noisy and it cause a strain for low powered cars. It's ...



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