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Audible clicking at high speeds - what could it be?

I just recently started hearing an audible clicking sound in my 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost. I only hear it in 3rd and 4th gear and only when I'm at about 3.5k rpm and higher. (I originally just ...
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2002 Citroen Saxo - Clicking / tapping noise from inlet manifold

I have a clicking / tapping noise coming from the inlet manifold on my 2002 Citroen Saxo VTR (1.6 8v) I have manually adjusted the valve clearances (see this video to hear what the engine sounded ...
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VW Jetta GLI making intermittent grinding noise on launch

I just saw a 2007 GLI with 120,000 kms that I was interested in purchasing today. There were 3 issues that I need help with: Upon launching the car (gas pedal floored) I could hear some kind of ...
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Clunking noise from dash of 2005 Ford Explorer

All of a sudden there is a loud clunking noise coming from the dash of my 2005 Ford Explorer. Observations It definitely sounds cyclical. Exists only when climate control system is ON. Sound ...
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Focus ST 2.5 MK2 - Cambelt changed, super charger noise when giving throttle

I took my vehicle in for the cam-belt service drove back home and noticed this whine/supercharger noise which increases in loudness when I press down on the throttle. I suspect the cam-belt is too ...
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Squeal on start up and turning left

I have an 87 Ford Bronco with a 5.0. There is a loud squeal on start up and when turning left. Not a power steering pump squeal. Much louder. And it's a ticking squeal. Not a constant squeal. The two ...
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Clutch noise after changing gears

I own a Hyndai Elantra Coupe (2013 or 2014, can't remember), and for a time I was changing gears downwards in order to brake (the context is we were taught, in driving school, that you can do this if ...
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Rumbling noise when going slow or stopped

Just some preliminary information on the car: Chevrolet Cobalt 2005 260k km milage supposedly the engine was 'rebuilt' after 160k The problem: A rumbling noise (rough noise, much like an motorcycle ...
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Mazda CX7 metallic pulsating sound when driving below 20 MPH

I have this issue with my CX7, when I drive at a regular speed, the car performs very well. Now when I release the gas pedal and brake the car makes no sound until it goes below 20 MPH, then I can ...
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Power loss in Nissan Primera SVE. Possible causes?

I have a Nissan Primera SVE (2002 model). Mileage is about 200000KM. Had its timing chain replaced at the end of 2013 because it was "stretched". Since then, I haven't had any problems (up until now). ...
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Major electrical melt down in wiring

I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I noticed my cigarette lighter quit working. I had a friend put a new fuse in my car for me, then I used my cigarette lighter. All of a sudden smoke was coming through ...
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Can power steering groan be caused by load of AC compressor?

Car: BMW 2007 530i (N52 Engine) 210,000KM Details: Single accessory belt for AC, Power Steering, Alternator AC is clutchless variable displacement Tensioner and idler pulley's replaced Problem: ...
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Subaru WRX 2015 whining noise when accelerating and sometimes after gear engaging

Basic information No modifications, Clocked 180,000km, Only 7 months left under extended warranty, Up to date on log book service, I am the original owner. Vehicle performance There are no ...
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Chevy 3.5 engine tick

I have a 08 Chevrolet Impala with a 3.5 with 70k miles. There is a tick that corresponds to engine speed. It's a pronounced tick but I highly doubt its piston slap or rod knock. It seemed like an ...
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Thumping sound and pulsating brake pedal

I'm driving a '12 VW Scirocco. Last Friday I had my winter tires put on at the shop, and I went for a 700 km road trip here in Norway. After some 100 kilometers I noticed my car making a cluncking/...
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Thumping/vibration linked with wheel rotation

I have a 1999 Mercedes C class with a wheel vibration. Its a pulsing kind of like tapping your finger on a table or driving over grooved roads. Its linked to vehicle speed and is apparent from really ...
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What could cause a clicking/popping noise when driving straight? (video)

Car is automatic front wheel drive Toyota. The sound comes on light-medium acceleration from speeds 15-35mph even when driving straight and it sounds just like a bad CV joint. In the video I have ...
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Strange sound when turning steering wheel

I can't figure out the source of this odd moaning/groaning sound that emanates from somewhere near the passenger side's wheel down in that corner someplace. I only really hear it when driving at low ...
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clunking noise over bumps from rear right 1997 ford ranger 3.0 liter 5 speed manual transmission

I've noticed a clunking sound coming from rear right side of my truck when going over bumps. It's a 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 liter manual 5 speed, has over 150,000 miles. Haven't found loose suspension, ...
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rapid driveline clanging on ice

('07 Cobalt; 50K miles; NO ABS, no traction control, no limited slip) First winter storm for this car. When accelerating or braking on poorly-plowed road (so, slush/ice/some pavement), I got a ...
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2003 Opel Agila is making a funny ticking noise on starting

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 is making a very loud ticking noise when I start it up, and it doesn't sound right. It only ticks when idling and when I rev it, the ticking noise goes away. The car runs ...
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Jet Boat, Cavitation or Misfire?

My jet boat is making a 'putting' noise when trying to accelerate. You can find all details regarding my boat here: My Boat Info The noise seems to happen in the mid-rpm range; 4,000 - 4,800 RPMS, ...
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Steering columns squeaks only when tilted upwards

I'm driving a 2015 Nissan Versa and noticed the steering column squeaks, but only when past a certain point when tilting upwards. Fully tilted upwards, it squeaks the most. Halfway down, slight ...
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2004 ford taurus motor knocking when car starting

I have a 2004 ford taurus se. When i start my car up there is a raddle. On a scale from 1-10 the raddle is a 6 deep but not alarming. Well as soon as I start my vehicle the raddle quiets. Has anyone ...
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Scraping Noise from front right wheel on bumpy roads

Background: 2003 Ford Taurus SE, middle of a very harsh winter here in New England (We've had 100 inches of snow so far this season). -Today when driving to work I noticed that there seemed to be ...
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accelerating noise while the car is parked- VW GOLF

I have a 2005 VW Golf, automatic. Today after I parked the car a very loud accelerating sound came out of the engine, it sounded like I had pressed the pedal all the way down but I had not, I cannot ...
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Clunking noise disappears when weather is cold?

On my '02 Mazda Protege5, I hear a clunking noise on the front, driver side wheel area. I am lead to believe that it is a Control Arm Bushing. Anyway, it was really bad this past summer and ...
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BMW 525i 2001 after maintenance makes whining sound, hesitates before moving

I have a 2001 BMW 525i where I just replaced the spark plugs and the cooling system inlet and outlet hoses and the intake manifold gasket. I got it all put back and started up but makes a whining ...
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Ticking noise in a 2011 Corsa SXI at 54000 miles

I currently have a 2011 Corsa SXI 1.4 Petrol sitting at 54000 miles. I recently purchased this about a month ago and had noticed that there is this mysterious ticking noise. Startup No ticking sound ...
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2012 Jeep Patriot CVT Transmission possibly failing

I have a CVT in my Jeep Patriot. Within the last 4k miles, I have replaced the fluid with mopar cvtf-4 & replaced both filters. I have a small cooler on the return line of the stock cooler. The ...
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Piston slap in remanned engine ... is this normal?

Disappointed. I felt comfortable taking my truck there. Now I don’t know. My old engine in my 1998 5.7 Chevy truck Z71 was awesome and very quiet with a 129,000 miles until a hole rusted in the cast ...
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Help needed to diagnose metalic spinning wheel sound - Chevy Sonic

I hopelessly need your help to identify the source of the strange sound coming from my 2015 Chevy Sonic with 1.4 Turbo engine. It is like the sound of a fortune wheel hitting at metallic flapper ...
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Honda Civic violent shaking when put into reverse or drive gears

I Recently picked up a 2008 Civic EX sedan with the 5-speed automatic. Had it up for for a day or so fixing up the air suspension and replacing the power steering fluid and engine oil. I took it down ...
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Rhythmic grinding noise most audible when idle

Hi not sure if this is the right place to ask. I have a 2011 EU Vauxhall Astra, with about 120k miles, that’s making a strange rhythmic grinding sound. The timing belt was recently replaced as it was ...
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Hyundai ix35 clicking turning wheel and rattling going over bumps

Hi my name is Kris carter I own ix35 I have couple of issues clicking noise when turning steering wheel and rattling noise when going over bumps. I’ve had front suspension and control arm replaced I’m ...
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How can I get rid of acceleration whine?

I have a 2006 Honda Accord Ex 2.4 (4 cyl), which I've maintained pretty well at 150,000 miles. I have no issues with it. The only thing that gets me rattled is a constant whine that's dependent on RPM ...
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Obnoxious squealing when starting truck and when accelerating from a stop

My 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4x4 has been making a nasty squeal when starting it and when I accelerate from a stop. I'm not sure exactly what is causing it. The water pump, timing belt, and ...
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Clicking sound in engine, very strange evolution

I have come here in hopes to get some help regarding my impala. It is a 2006 Chevy Impala with a V6 engine, I was out of town for 2 weeks and when I got home I got in my impala and stated her up. it ...
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Cracking noise when launching vehicle or at lower gear

I have a Nissan X-Trail 2002 manual with almost 300k on it. I know it's old, but it was the only secondhand manual SUV I could find. The last service was about than 3 months ago. I drove it into a ...
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knocking noise sounds like its coming from under my feet!

I have an 03 chevy cavalier. While out driving yesterday it started to make a loud knocking noise. It sounded like it was coming from under drivers feet area. It also got louder with acceleration. Not ...
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Buzzing noise when accelerating from stop

My Nissan Serena C25 makes a buzzing noise when accelerating from stop, but accelerates smoothly if the car is moving at roughly 50 Km/h and above. If the car is in Park and you press on the pedal it ...
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Short honking noise coming from chassis a few minutes after turning 2001 Silverado off

It is very consistent. After even a few minutes of city driving I turn the engine off, and maybe 1-2 minutes later a short beep, almost like a fart, comes from underneath the body. It happens only ...
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'Clicking' problem with dodge sprinter 2004 - won't crank

I recently purchased my 2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 used at 149,000 miles. I'm converting it into a camper van. Every other time I open the door to the sprinter, this clicking sound starts. It goes for ...
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Hyundai Santa fe 2013 4x4 knocking sound from the back of the car.

My Hyundai Santa fe 4wd is making a loud noise knocking noise from the back of the car. When I was checking the car I accidentally disconnected the (ABS) and the 4wd, then I took the car for a drive ...
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thump when braking

Sometimes when I brake I hear a thump that I can hear, and feel through the brake. I have a Suzuki SX4, automatic transmission. It doesn't matter if I brake quickly or slowly and it is just one "thump"...
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2003 Honda CRV - automatic. Clicking noise when I hit the gas, only notice when I am under 30 mph

Have noticed this for the past several months. Doesn't affect driving or gas mileage at all. Have had car in only for oil changes every 3K miles. Am retired and am only driving about 800 miles per ...
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99 Camry, suddenly started not accelerating

My 99 Camry V6 suddenly (like 10 minutes after a normal drive) started having issues accelerating. If i am in park i can rev it and is fine up to 5000 rpm, but in drive, it now hesitates to accelerate ...
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Single "thunk" sound when coming to a stop

Vehicles: 1996 Dodge Intrepid, 350,000km, 3.3L V6, 4-speed automatic 2000 Ford Windstar, 168,000km, 3.8L V6, 4-speed automatic Symptoms: I've seen this on 2 vehicles now (the 2 above). When slowing ...
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I have an 07 Honda Accord 6 cylinder with a brake issue... Maybe something else too

I do a lot of the work on my car, having had too many bad experiences at shops. So I had a loud whining noise which sounded like my brake wear indicator, I replace the rotors and pads because I had ...
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Noisy steering after pwr steering leak fixed

I had a power steering leak for six months in my 2007 Honda Odyssey. Fixed the leak, but now, when I turn corners, sometimes, I hear a creaking/crunching sound coming from under the car from the ...
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