Tag: noises

95 Posts

what is the loud whining noise my car makes after if goes through a puddle
Mar 21, 2013

Why Is Moon's Mitsubishi Squeaking?

Dear Car Talk

Moon's Mitsubishi Lancer started squeaking when it rains, and now it squeals and whines all the time. Tom and Ray say she has two choices--either she can get it checked out, or she can just wait for the belt to break and fall off. Then she'll be able to enjoy the silence once again! 

noises belts

Does washing brakes reduce squeaking
Apr 01, 2009

Will washing your brakes reduce squeaking?

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My daughter-in-law just sent her son out to wash her car's brakes. I told her I had never heard of that before. She said that when her brakes start to squeak, she gets her son to wash the accumulated dust...

brakes noises cleaning

Dec 01, 2008

Are groaning brakes a cause for concern?

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I had new brake pads installed about three weeks ago, and when I use the brake pedal to stop, the car makes a groaning noise. The mechanic told me that it takes about a month to "break the pads in...

brakes noises

help for my old car that is perfect except for the broken seat belt sensor
Sep 01, 2007

Can Tom and Ray save Jane from the creeping insanity, brought on by the incessantly-beeping seat belt warning alarm?

Dear Car Talk

You guys are great, and my 6-year-old loves you, too. Please help me stay sane! I have a 14-year-old Honda Civic that runs great, even with 174,000 miles. My only problem is that the seat-belt warning light flashes and the warning...

warning lights safety features noises

help for my brakes that groan awkwardly in the cold
Sep 01, 2007

Does Karen really have to grin and bear the groans coming from her Jeep's brakes?

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I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty that groans so badly when I use the brakes, it causes people walking down the street to stop and stare. The noise seems to get louder when the weather is cold or damp. Living in...

brakes noises Jeep

what is wrong with the ticking car my neighbor uses to give me a ride to the bus stop
Aug 01, 2006

Kai's neighbor's car is making a loud ticking noise. Is it about to break down?

Dear Car Talk

I am writing to you regarding my neighbor's car. I think it's about to break down. Now, normally I wouldn't care, but the thing is, I don't have a car, and my neighbor gives me a ride down to the...

noises engines

what could cause a rubbing sound from the steering column
Jul 01, 2003

It sounds like doves are cooing from my dashboard. How do I diagnose this?

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I have a ' Oldsmobile Achieva with less than miles on it A rubbing noise that sounds like doves cooing can be heard especially at parking-lot speeds when I am turning the car It sounds like it's coming from the...

noises diagnostics

Nov 01, 2001

If noise is coming from my engine's valve lifters is my car doomed?

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I have a Mitsubishi Eclipse and about two months ago I noticed a ticking noise coming from underneath the hood I took it in to a mechanic and he said my valve lifters were going out and I needed to...

noises valves engines

Jan 01, 2001

What is a "buzz kit"?

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I have a Honda Accord I recently went to the dealer to have my car repaired because I heard a buzzing and rattling sound coming from the exhaust A few months ago I had the heat shields replaced Now they...

noises exhaust system Honda

Nov 01, 2000

What could be causing the noise in my engine when driving from an incline to a flat surface?

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We have a ' Toyota Corolla DX with miles on it After driving slowly up an incline and then going onto flat ground the engine noise changes The noise sounds like pebbles or sand particles floating at the bottom of...

exhaust system noises