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Questions tagged [strange-sounds]

Questions trying to identify the source of a strange sound coming from part of a vehicle. Best accompanied with a video, to allow answerers to hear the sound.

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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

I bought this car a couple of months ago and last month had a major issue, the car just stopped driving! I called the AA who told me it was the timing belt. I got towed back home and took it to my ...
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Car Stalls after about 45 mins to 1 hr of running

This is a challenge for mechanics. No one seems to know what's going on with my vehicle which is a 2007 Toyota Isis. If I turn off the car sometime it won't start again and i would need a jump start. ...
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What's this flowing river sound from under my back seat?

I turned the engine on. Then heard a flowing river under the back seats, towards the middle. It sounds like when you are pouring water out of a bottle, or when a small stream is moving through rocks. ...
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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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Steering wheel out of alignment, is it safe to drive short-term?

I parked extremely close to a curb and when pulling out of the spot, the tires weren't free to turn and I accidentally got the wheel out of alignment. Now the car drives straight when it's about 10 ...
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Focus 2003 1.8 TDCI starts, but struggles to start in the morning

I have a question, well two. Basically I have bought 2003 Focus TDCI but it is struggling to start in the morning? It's not exactly cold, so I don't understand why it would struggle. It has been about ...
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Squeaky sound while driving

I have Toyota Camry 2011 few months ago I started hearing squeaky sounds. I thought it was coming from the tyres so I changed the tyres but the sound never stopped I wonder what could be the reason? ...
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Strange oscillating sound when decelerating

I got a VW New Beetle 2000 with a 1.9 TDI ALH engine. The gearbox is a 02J/EBJ. The car is 19 years old and odo shows 232400km. There is a strange sound for a very very long time, it was already the ...
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Solved - Weird metallic clunk when accelerating

EDIT: FOUND THE CULPRIT! Description in the end. This may be a long post, but my car is making a sound that is driving me completely nuts. The car in question is a 1997 VW Parati, a small three-door ...
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Whistling sound in cabin with engine off?

Two days in a row, after turning off engine, parked, this long tone at 1.1947 kHz appeared and then faded away: https://clyp.it/xedrwsuh I just happened to be recording and caught it on the 2nd day. ...
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Engine Running Rough and Shaky (with video) (2001 Toyota Camry)

The problem My 2001 Toyota Camry CE (4-cylinder gasoline engine) has run rough and shaky the last several weeks and several hundred miles. The car has about 226,000 miles. I bought the car new and ...
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Knocking sound after changing the brake fluid

I have a Honda Civic Coupe 2006 with ~158,000 miles. I changed the rotors and break pads on all 4 wheels about 2 months ago. Yesterday I decided to change the break fluid. Started off with bleeding ...
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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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Strange sound at end of rev range when push throttle when parked.

I was just wondering what your thoughts are on this sound I’m experiencing with my Jeep? I have a Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi 2006 with a Magnaflow 49709 cat (newly installed) and a magnaflow 18″ oval ...
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Strange ticking noise on Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI

I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005. There is a strange ticking noise coming somewhere from under the hood and as it seems it starts and is mostly noticeable when I press on the clutch. This noise ...
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What is this funny noise coming from my car only when I reverse?

My 2003 Opel Agila is making a really funny grinding/squealing noise coming from the front of the car only when I reverse, also when I go forwards sometimes you can hear it but it's really quiet, it's ...
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Squeak noise coming from clutch release mechanism when clutch disengaged

I need help diagnosing and fixing a sound coming from my 2007 Subaru Outback, 2.5L engine, 5 speed manual transmission. It is making a rhythmic squeak/chirping sound at idle, almost sounds like a ...
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What causes this noise when I lift my foot off the brake pedal?

I have a Honda Civic 2015 EX mid-option. The brake noise can be heard when you are in drive mode at a complete stop and leave brake pedal. The noise is not continuous but only comes when you are ...
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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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Whirring that stops when you accelerate

My vehicle just started making a loud whirring sound from somewhere underneath. It only happens at highway speeds (50+ mph). Strangely, the whirring stops as soon as I step on the gas, though it ...
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What is this loud clacking engine sound from 2001 BMW 325i E46?

This car is a 2001 BMW 325i E46 with 150k miles. Well maintained and seen by a specialist mechanic in the last month. Loud hollow rattle/clacking sound just started. Persists stopping and ...
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Parking pawl or parking brake creak

I have recently observed a slight creak in my car which I think comes from the parking pawl in my 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. It doesn't have a conventional automatic transmission, but I still believe ...
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Slow acceleration

I have a Toyota Corolla that hesitates when accelerating from a stop point, ie from 0-20kmph. Then, speed is normal above 20kmph. A description of the sound would be: engine rises and so does the RPM(...
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Whirring wawawa noise at wheel speed

2003 Honda Civic ex 212000 miles Wuwuwu noise that gets louder and faster as speed increases, probably matching wheel rotation speed, can't tell if front or rear. Bearing? Wheel balance? 55 mph then ...
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1998 Pontaic Firebird Base, what is causing a strange sound in 4th and 5th gears?

I have a 1998 Firebird, base model with a 3.8L v6 engine with a 5 speed manual transmission. When I am driving faster than 50 mph in 4th, or 5th gear, I hear a hissing/humming sound from the direction ...
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Lancer 2004 Piston Slap Concern

So yesterday i figured out my car has a piston slap because it keeps ticking during a cold start and goes away after warming up. Car is a lancer 2004 and has 260k KMs. I changed the engine oil to 20w-...
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How to fix engine knock

I drive a 1999 Mazda b3000 and I have what I believe to be an engine knock, I was wondering how to go about diagnosing this issue and how to fix it. Any help is super appreciated
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Scraping sound when I get off car

Whenever I get off my car (2008 Corolla S), I hear a scraping sound (only when its in parking brake). This is more noticeable for people getting from the back. Its a very metallic grrrr. I can hear it ...
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Clicking noise from front wheel

Vehicle model: DODGE CHARGER SRT8 2008 6.1 318kw Recent fixes: Complete front suspension replacement Notes: TPMS for both rear wheels not working (mechanics did not succeed to replace it correctly,...
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Oscillating - Noise after accident (front left)

I was recently and unfortunately involved in a road traffic collision with a concrete kurb (sidewalk) in my BMW 320d Coupe at approximately 45 mph as I was attempting to avoid another vehicle. I'm ...
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What could be causing a grinding noise when car accelerates quickly?

My son is an hour away and we are trying to diagnose this problem on a 2001 Toyota Corolla. When the car is accelerated slowly and gradually everything is fine. However when the gas "pedal is to the ...
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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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Metallic thud sound

Recently after having my car sit for 3 months I noticed a metallic thud sound wich can be heard in any of the two following scenarios: -When braking only when im reverse (it only happens once for ...
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Resonant humming noise at 118km/h

I have 4 years old VW Jetta and when I am on highway going exactly 118km/h (73mph) I hear low pitched humming noise. It is specific to this exact speed (hence why I suspect it's resonant in origin), ...
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'04 Seat Cordoba makes a rythmic pulsating sound

I got a '04 1.4 Seat Cordoba here (340k on the odo!) and it makes a rythmic pulsating sound. The sound occurs under all conditions; warm/cold engine, low/high engine load etc. At first I thought I ...
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What could be making this vibrating sound?

I have a 2007 Mazda 3 4 door sedan 2.0 liter. The problem is when I press the accelerator, I hear a lot of vibration on the passenger side. Please help... I've looked at a lot of questions and ...
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How to diagnose a knocking sound that I hear when the car is running?

My car is a 2002 Honda Accord V6. For 2 days now, I'm hearing a sound like "dug dug dug dug dug dug...." as the car starts to move. I think the sound is coming somewhere from the driver side front ...
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Sound of air leak during kickstart and during engine running?

The bike is a Hero Honda Splendor Plus. When riding the bike I noticed a "Tshch" sound which I estimate happens immediately after the compression stroke of the engine. I took the bike to a local ...
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Motor clicking sound!

There are two strange sounds coming from my 2003 Ford V6 Mustang. One is a medium clicking sound that goes away every now and then and is not as loud as before my last oil change (with marvel ...
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Weird metal sound when accelerating from 0 MPH (with recording)

It's hard to describe the sound so it will be easier if you give it a listen. Note that in that video I thought the problem was the brakes but now I think it might be something to do with the ...
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Engine sounding rougher than usual, but passed MOT 3 weeks ago

I've got my first car, and have had it now for about 4 months. It passed an MOT 2.5/3 weeks ago, so I was happy with that, and thought I could carry on happy as Larry using it with no worries. ...
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Diagnosis on thumping noise from the front

I need a bit of help on diagnosing the source of a rumbling noise. For several weeks I hear a rumble (one or two thumping's) from the front of my car when I do a sharp right turn (90°) in moderate ...
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Knock in driver's side front suspension when reversing out carport and driving down driveway

Something in my driver's side front suspension has a brief knock sound emanating from it and almost feels like some joint or fastener has play in it a small amount when the knock sound is heard. ...
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Popping sounds and engine feels supressed when starting car

I have a Proton Wira 2004, which has the same engine as a 1994 Mitsubishi Colt. The car is fuel injected. Recently, the engine seems suppressed when starting the car. Plus, there are popping sounds ...
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Whining noise in my front left speaker

There is a whining sound coming from my front-left speaker. It gets louder when I rev the engine. I have a Kicker amp and Sub. Add some pics if possible.My car is Honda city 1.5exi 2001 model How ...
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Weird noise from front right tire

I just got my old 1999 Dodge Durango running again and there seems to be this sound coming from the front right tire when I lean to the right in any sort of way. We just got done replacing the whole ...
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What is the loud clanking sound at low RPM (video included)

At low RPM, which occurs in 3 different scenarios (starting, shut down, and clutch-out), the noise I am hearing comes from the engine compartment. The van in question is a 2003 Kia Pregio diesel van. ...
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Hyundai Getz 2010 making creaking sound

Car: Hyundai Getz 2010 (3 door) Kilometers: 19,000 (11,500 miles) Bought my first car a few weeks ago, got it checked out by a mechanic and all was good. He mentioned there was very minor impact ...
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BMW 316 - Do I need a new timing chain?

My car has a rattle coming from it, it's 2010 and has 114,000 miles on her, a guy said it's the timing chain, but a woman hit my car last year slightly and I've heard it since then, would it be ...
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Ram squeaks after driving for a while

My 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 L makes a loud squeaking noise after about 10-15 minutes of driving. The noise does not increase or decrease with engine RPM. The sound gets louder under the passenger side behind ...