Common Problems

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Common Problems

Why is there a loud popping noise whenever I turn the wheel to the right or left?

When you turn the wheel of your car, there's a chance you'll hear a loud popping noise. The source of this noise is actually pretty simple: it's just the sound of your tires moving over the road. As your tires roll, they deform slightly, and when they return to their original shape, they make a popping noise. This effect is amplified by certain road conditions, such as potholes or uneven pavement. In addition, the type of tire can also affect the loudness of the noise. So if you're tired of hearing that loud popping noise every time you turn the wheel, maybe it's time to invest in a new set of tires!

Is it normal for the crankshaft pulley to be stuck if the car is off.

The crankshaft pulley is responsible for turning the engine over when the car is started. If the pulley is stuck, it can prevent the engine from starting. Sometimes, the pulley may become stuck if the car has been sitting for a long period without being started. If you try to start the car and the crankshaft pulley is stuck, you may need to have it replaced. To avoid getting the crankshaft pulley stuck, it is important to start the car regularly and use a lubricant on the pulley. If the pulley does become stuck, do not try to force it to turn. This can damage the engine. Instead, take the car to a mechanic so they can diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Why my car jerks when decelerating or cruising in slow speed?

Your car jerks when slowing down because the transmission is having trouble shifting gears. This usually happens when the transmission fluid is low or dirty. When the transmission fluid is low, it can't properly lubricate the gears, causing them to grind and jerk when they shift. If the transmission fluid is dirty, it can cause the same problem. To fix this, you'll need to add more transmission fluid and/or have the transmission flushed and filled. You may also need to have the transmission filters replaced. If your car is still jerking after adding more fluid or having the transmission flushed and filled, there's likely a more severe problem with the transmission. You'll need to take it to a mechanic to have it checked out and repaired.

Why I have a creaking noise coming from the rear drivers side tires?

The creaking noise coming from your rear driver's side tire may be due to various factors, such as loose lug nuts, a damaged wheel bearing, or uneven tire wear. Creaking noise in rear side tires can also be caused by foreign objects lodged in the tire tread. If you hear a creaking noise coming from your rear driver's side tire, we recommend that you have it checked by a certified mechanic as soon as possible.

Why is my Honda Pilot sputtering and shaking?

There are several reasons why your Honda Pilot may be sputtering and shaking. One possibility is that there is an issue with the engine itself. Another possibility is that there is an issue with the fuel system or with the electrical system. The car shaking could also be caused by brakes, suspension, or tires problem. Suppose your Honda Pilot is sputtering and shaking. In that case, it is important to have it checked out by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible to diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Can the leaking exhaust manifold cause the truck to have a vacuum leak?

A truck's exhaust manifold plays an important role in its engine by carrying the engine's exhaust gases and directing them out of the truck. However, if the exhaust manifold leaks, it can cause these gases to escape into the truck's engine compartment. This can create a vacuum leak, which can, in turn, lead to a number of engine problems. In particular, a vacuum leak can cause the engine to run rough, misfire, or stall. It can also cause the check engine light to come on.

Grinding noise when braking, but the pads are fine. What's the cause?

In some cases, a grinding sound when braking can indicate an issue with the brake pads. However, if the pads appear to be fine and not worn down, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. One possible cause is debris or dirt stuck in the brakes, which can create friction and lead to a grinding noise. Another potential reason is a misalignment of the brake calipers, causing them to rub against the rotor instead of smoothly pressing against it.

Transmission fluid leaking from the bell housing. What is the cause?

Transmission fluid leaking from the bell housing can have a few potential causes. One possibility is a damaged gasket or seal, which can lead to fluid leakage. Another potential cause could be a crack or hole in the bell housing itself, allowing fluid to escape. In either case, it is important to address this issue as soon as possible. Not only does leaking transmission fluid result in loss of fluid and potential damage to surrounding components, but it can also lead to overheating and potential engine failure.

What does my car's center console have no power?

There are a few possible explanations for why your car center console might have no power. It could be a problem with the fuse, the wiring, or the battery. The fuse might be blown or loose, the wiring might be damaged or disconnected, or the battery might be dead. If you're not sure what the problem is, it's best to take your car to a mechanic and have them take a look.

Why does the coolant leak even after the water pump is repaired?

After the water pump is repaired, the coolant may still leak for a variety of reasons. First, the seals around the water pump may be damaged. These seals prevent coolant from leaking out, so if they are damaged, coolant can easily escape. Second, the gasket that sits between the water pump and the engine may be faulty. This gasket prevents coolant from seeping into the engine, so if it is not functioning properly, coolant can leak out. Finally, the water pump itself may be defective. If the water pump is not pumping properly, coolant can escape from it. In any case, if the coolant is still leaking after the water pump is repaired, it is likely due to one of these three issues.

Why does my car spit coolant from the overflow tank?

There are a few reasons your car might be spitting coolant from the overflow tank. The most common reason is that the coolant level in the radiator is too high. When the coolant level gets too high, it can cause pressure to build up in the system, which can force coolant out through the overflow hose. It can also be that the radiator cap isn't sealing properly, which can also lead to pressure build-up and coolant being forced out of the overflow hose. Or maybe it's possible that there is a leak in the radiator or one of the hoses, which would cause coolant to escape and be forced out through the overflow hose. If you're not sure what's causing your car to spit coolant from the overflow tank, it is best to take it to a professional mechanic for diagnostics.

Why is there a rattling sound that comes from the front driver's side wheel well?

As you drive down the road, you may notice a rattling sound that seems to be coming from the front driver's side wheel well. This can be caused by a variety of things, but one of the most common is a loose or damaged shock absorber. The shock absorber is a vital part of the suspension system, and it helps to dampen the effects of bumps and potholes. If it is damaged or loose, it can cause the suspension to rebound excessively, resulting in a rattling sound. In some cases, this may also cause the steering to feel spongy or unresponsive. If you suspect that your shock absorber is damaged, it is important to have it checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible.

Why My car shakes when I accelerate but stops once I let off the gas?

There are a few reasons your car may shake when accelerating but not coasting. The most common reason is that the engine is misfiring. When the engine misfires, it doesn't run as smoothly as it should and can cause the car to shake. Another possible reason is that the spark plugs or ignition coils are dirty or damaged. This can also cause the engine to misfire and shake. If your car is shaking when accelerating, it's best to take it to a mechanic of FixMyCar to have it checked out. We can help you diagnose the problem and get your car running smoothly again.

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