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Why don't FWD cars have rear differentials?

This confuses me. The point of a differential is to make it so the wheels don't slip when one needs to be turning faster than the other, such as during turns. So if the rear wheels are directly ...
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Continual knocking sound coming from a front wheel when turning

I recently noticed that when I take a sharp bend (almost a U-turn) around 30–40 kph, I hear a sharp "knock…knock…knock…" noise from the outer front wheel area (that only happens for the left ...
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Where is extra fuel consumption in RWD and AWD cars dissipated?

I have understood that rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) cars are less fuel efficient than front-wheel drive (FWD) cars, and that for this reason most cars sold today are FWD. I'm ...
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245mm tire on 7.5 inch rim?

I am looking to buy snow tires. I saw an ad for someone selling 4 Michelin Latitude X-ICE X12 tires mounted with wheels. Size is 245/65R17. Wheels are 17X7.5 Sport Edition P5 Anthracite. He claims ...
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Is gravel under lower control arm joint a problem?

2002 Odyssey, two images here of lower control arm joints where it meets the body. One of the driver side which is cleaned out, and one of the passenger side showing a pebble in the same area. The ...
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Clunking noise when braking -- possibly bad CV axle?

Our 2007 Sienna XLE V6 had its CV boots replaced not too long ago by the dealer but just recently when turning slightly to the right when driving the car makes a very bad clanking sound + vibrating ...
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Steering Wheel Lost Sensitivity

After driving a 340 mile round-trip I realized that my car didnt feel right driving local this morning. My steering wheel lost some of its sensitivity. It just feels too "loose". I have a 2019 Honda ...
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What does "levitate" mean this context?

On this site here https://wuling.id/en/blog/autotips/fwd-vs-rwd-drive-system-whats-the-difference I saw the phrase "FWD Vehicles cannot levitate, while RWD Vehicles are capable of levitating.&...
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CV joint broken after brake repair, related?

On my front wheel drive vehicle I had all my rear brakes and rotors replaced. The following day my cv joint snapped, less than 10 miles driven. Could this in anyway be related to the repair? Or just ...
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GL-4 or GL-5 for gearbox oil replacement?

I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla, and the owner's guide recommends GL-4 or GL-5 75W-90 for replacement oil. I understand that you get smoother shifts and lower fuel economy with higher viscosity oil. Are ...
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Shudder vibration under acceleration in front-wheel-drive, but completely fine when rolling?

I have a 2013 Honda CRV front-wheel drive. It has a nasty shuddering vibration when driving on the freeway. This vibration only occurs under acceleration, it goes away when off the gas and just ...
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Most Likely Source of Metallic Clang When Dropping Clutch on FWD Car

When I drop the clutch at 6RPM (or whatever RPM to spin wheels rather than bog down), on cars other than dedicated performance cars, it's usually followed by one or several metallic bangs. It sounds ...
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