Engine covers have gained some new functions. This video is sponsored by Auto Value & Bumper To Bumper.
Once the vehicle is moving, you might hear a whine coming from the center of the vehicle.
Some vehicles with rear-wheel drive and may exhibit a driveline clunk or bump that occurs as the vehicle starts to move forward following a stop. This condition may be caused by the slip yoke not sliding smoothly on the output shaft splines. Action: Lubricate the slip yoke with a PTFE lubricant or a lubricant specified
Before removing the driveshaft, check for play in the yoke and slip joint. If the u-joints are failing, you should be able to see movement in the shaft as you apply leverage.
When a CV axle fails, it is for a reason. Rarely will an axle fail because it is just worn out. The failure of an axle can usually be traced to torn boot, alignment issue or a problem with components attached to the axle. Axle Alignment If the subframe or mounts are misaligned, the geometry
Andrew Markel discusses steering noise, and the repair necessary to correct the noise and vibration conditions. Sponsored by Litens.
Engineering a belt system is one of the most difficult jobs for OEMs. There are contact, frictional, centrifugal and peripheral forces that must be taken into account. If they get it right, the belt will be quiet, efficient and last 100,000 miles. If they get it wrong, the belt will be noisy or rob the engine of power. For technicians, the job is even tougher. Variables that the engineer did not factor in can put the belt and your diagnostic skills to the test. But there are four techniques you can use to solve belt noise problems.