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  1. Hello, I’m fairly new to car repair. I just replaced my starter on my 2004 GMC Sierra. After replacing the starter the truck seems to have difficulty starting up. It sounds like it’s having to turn over a few times before the vehicle actually starts. I’ve included a link to the video. Video was too large to add directly to post. Thank you for your help. https://youtu.be/3Pv9iTVYGMU
  2. Hi! 🙂 This is my first post here. I have a Focus MK1 1.4L (1999) which has around 140k km, and some months ago (almost one year now) I started noticing a noise coming from the front side of the car/engine. The noise is similar to like two spinning metal plates making contact or scraping metal plates... Sometimes it is more apparent. It happens mostly when the engine speed is around 2000 RPM or higher, even at very low speeds (sometimes even as I start driving). I have included a link to a recording below. The noise I'm mentioning is very clear at 00:33. 00:41, 00:48, 01:12, 01:18 - 01:30, 02:03 - 02:20. I've been trying to find out what's causing this for months as it drives well so I thought I might fix it myself when I have time rather than taking it to a garage. Any help on what could be the problem would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 🙂 Recording: https://soundcloud.com/brian-azzopardi-488737…/focusscraping
  3. Gfs 2008 Jeep Patriot strange noise? Description on video explains any ideas or advice?
  4. Whether it's a worn belt or a squeaky power steering pump, we'll help you figure out that pesky noise under the hood Noises have to be one of the biggest peeves owners have about their vehicles. If it’s one that isn’t easily identifiable, that can drive the frustration level right round the bend. Engine pulley and belt noises need to be heeded (like many other automotive cacophonies) to avoid a breakdown or a more expensive repair bill. When a whining noise starts under the hood, most drivers automatically assume a new belt is needed. That might be correct, but not always: Eliminating the belt as a cause is as easy as squirting it with a shot of silicone spray, or even water. If the noise temporarily goes away when the belt is treated, that’s most likely the problem. Another helpful do-it-yourself diagnosis is to check the power steering fluid level. If it’s low and the whining noise changes noticeably when the steering is moved back and forth, the pump may be running low. Leave a power steering pump low on fluid and you can end up ruining the pump and risk damaging the steering gear itself. These systems don’t have too much fluid volume, so being even as little as half a litre low can cause problems. If a treated belt and/or steering shuffle don’t bring any noticeable changes to the whining sound, you may be dealing with a noisy alternator. Unless you have a battery/charging system tester, it’s hard to apply a load to these systems to see if the noise changes. But if you’ve got a good ear, try turning on heavy electrical demand accessories and units to increase the alternator’s load. Turn on the headlamps, rear defroster and seat heaters (if equipped) at the same time while listening to the running engine. If the noise changes, you may have an alternator bearing on the way out. Air conditioning compressors can also be a source of engine whining noise. They can easily be activated and deactivated (even in cold weather) by selecting the ‘max A/C’ setting. The problem with diagnosing a bearing or pulley noise from an A/C compressor is that even when they’re not running, they have a pulley that continues to turn. It has its own bearings in addition to the bearings internal to the compressor. Water pumps can also create bearing noises and usually, by the time their bearings are gone far enough to hear, they usually develop a noticeable amount of play. So with the engine off, locate the water pump pulley and try to move it. If you can easily move the pulley any more than a fraction of an inch, the pump is likely in need of replacement. Don’t forget: Electric cooling fans as a source of unwanted noise. This would be especially apparent if the noise only occurs during stop-and-go driving, when the fans are likely to be activated by higher coolant temperatures. Shops can use special diagnosis equipment to activate cooling fans for testing. A skilled technician can achieve the same effect by disconnecting the fan motor(s) to apply direct battery voltage to its terminals.
  5. I have a 1993 Chevy Camaro z28 5.7 with about 135,000 miles. It made a whining/humming noise recently. It sounded soft at first, added oil the. Noise would go away. One time it got REALLY loud, spooked my girlfriend as well as me, then it stalled out and died. I checked the oil but that was fine so it bothere me even more. So I Let it sit for a few minutes then started with no problem. It happened again recently but i slowed down an it gt really loud again. Let it rest then tried going home. I was going about 75 miles per hour until it didn't want to give gas and started to stall. I pulled over and shut it off for a bit them drove it home while it did that stalling out about twice more. I can answer as many questions as I can, any advice would be appreciated! I should also mention that I put in a new alternator the day before I noticed anything.
  6. I need some help to locate an unwanted sound from my engine compartment. Im driving a Ford Focus 1,6 petrol engine/zetec (2000), mileage:166 000 km. It's best described as a clicking or ticking sound which is quite distinct. The sound seems to follow the "speed" of the engine. Most likely the sound is coming from the drivebelt, and maybe from one of the tensioners which the belt is running on. It's a visible wobble on one of the wheels but im not sure if this is the case. It dos not seem like the sound is originating from the engine itself but im not 100% sure. Any good advice on how to go about this conundrum? Super greatful if anyone could take the time to help out a novice! I attached a sound .wav file for those who are interrested..... Thanks again!ford.wav
  7. I live in a cold climate usually around -10 to 25 degrees F during the winter months. This is for a pt cruiser 2001 limited edition model. When I turn the wheel the car makes a groaning noise as you can hear in the video . Any clues as to what it could be? Bad/dry ball joint? power steering? Thanks.
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