Electronic Listening Tool for Wind or Whistle Noise?

Drivetrain and Noises, noises No Comments


© DenLorsTools.com Summary: Master auto technician answers questions on how to find the cause of excessive wind noise and the use of the Steelman Chassis Ears. Electronic specialty tools like the wired and wireless versions are designed primarily to find sources of chassis noises.

Read the rest…

Engine Piston Hits # 6 Spark Plug

Mistubishi, noises, ProVision, Reader Questions No Comments


©DenLorsTools.com  Summary: Question from reader about a spark plug being hit by the piston. It may be that the piston is not what’s hitting the sparkplug. There are a lot of images on-line showing broken valves which can cause the spark plug to be hit, which is much more likely.  Read the rest…

Squeak in Dash Chevy Impala – More Interior Noises

Chevrolet, noises No Comments


© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: Master Tech owned car featured AGAIN. Chevrolet vehicles are notorious for having lots of noises in the dash and other interior trim pieces. Loose retainers and plastic in contact with plastic can cause unbearable noises. When the radio is no longer enough to cover the irritating squeaking sounds – it’s time to get better speakers… or pinpoint the real source of the problem. Read the rest…

Disc Brake Service – Reduce Brake Pad Squeal

brakes, DIY, How To Auto Repair, noises No Comments

Disc brake service is one of the most commonly performed DIY jobs.

© DenLorsTools.com Summary: Disc brake service is one of the most common jobs done by the weekend mechanic. Find out how to tell when brake pads need to be replaced, it’s simple after you know what to look for. Most people are surprised to find out that brake noise is one of the most common causes of comebacks that professional car repair shops deal with. Learn in this auto repair blog which types of cars are more prone to having squeaky brakes than others. Find out what some car owners do that causes brake squeak that they are not even aware of! Also learn what the professionals do to reduce brake noise to help prevent customers from having to bring their cars back for warranty repair.  Read the rest…

Caravan Power Steering Noises – PS Pump Whining

DIY, Dodge Caravan, How To Auto Repair, noises, Power Steering 6 Comments

Town and Country

Summary: © DenLorsTools.com Power steering noises can be caused by several reasons. The most common reason for a power steering pump whining is because of low PS fluid level. This auto repair blog post covers 2001 and newer Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravans with 3.3 and 3.8 liter engines. Common causes of power steering moans and groans that apply to most vehicles are revealed. We also point out a VERY common cause of whining power steering pumps which is unique to this particular mini-van.

Read the rest…

Impala Loud Clicking Noise in Dash – Car Repair Article

Air Conditioning, Chevrolet, noises 256 Comments

Impala_Hvac_Noise 1

© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: Car repair tips article related to loud clicking or popping noise in the dash of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala SS with dual climate control.  Article covers how to quickly troubleshoot and pinpoint the noise. Included are basic instructions and tools required to repair this particular problem. Click on images for a larger view.

Read the rest…