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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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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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There are a few possible things which could cause vibrations: When breaking hard, your discs could take up some heat and get warped, great article could be found here. Bad geometry could cause vibrations + uneven tyre wear (flat spots maybe?), see related article. Check wheel balancing, article here. I would recommend to check these first, there are ...


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If you are running your defrost, this sound could very well be the refrigerant equalizing in the A/C system. For most cars in the US, when running your defroster, the A/C comes on to dry the air so your windshield will defog. It allows you to see quicker through your windshield as well as not allowing the moisture in your breath to freeze on the inside of ...


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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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It ended up being the one dust shield, just like what the sound indicated. Apparently a small ding on the backside, right at the "corner" was touching the rotor. I went all around between the rotor and dust shield, on the corner that had the most work done recently, with a screwdriver and a hammer. That did the trick. Just a hint of scraping on hard ...


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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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I tend to agree with your suspension suspicion (ho ho, I slay me!) with one small addition: it could also be the sway bar bushings themselves (those that actually hold the bar and through which it rotates). Here's the easy way to find out which it is if you can get it to happen again: Take a can of pressurized lithium grease with the little red straw for ...


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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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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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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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HAHA! I had this EXACT problem happen on one of my motorbikes. Basically the velocity of the wind hits a perfect speed over either a crack in the intake pipe, or some other object, and it whistles. I'm not really sure why you would bother with cold air intakes. At best they only really provide the same level of gains as a better air filter. There are ...


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It sounds like your brake pads are about worn out. On disc brakes there is a small metal piece attached to the pad which, when there is enough wear on the pads, will start rubbing against the rotor and making the noise you are describing. It goes away when you touch the brakes because it is being forced against the rotor, not just riding against it. I ...


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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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Firstly discs do not warp.Pads contain metal that deposit on rotor so when measured in a number of places it is assumed the disc is warped.Check balance weights on rim have not fallen off.Jack up front wheels one at a time;grasp tyre each side of centre and pull to and away from you.Any noise or movement may indicate that tension on bearings is incorrect


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I would check the ball joints and tierod ends and control arm bushings. I have seen a lot of bad balljoints knock when the wheels hit the stops. I have also seen bad control arm bushings knock with acceleration and braking. Don't let it go for long without having it checked. If a ball joint or tierod separates you will loose control and your ability to ...


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Sounds like it could be something wrong with your steering pump. Especially if this mostly happens when you have just started the car (cold engine) and are driving very slowly. Edit: if you have a steering fluid leak, this could be causing the steering pump to grind / knock. Try checking your steering fluid level and fill it up if it's running low. Then ...



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