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My car makes a "grinding" noise when I start it, and when I accelerate. It's been doing this for 2 wks, before the subzero weather started. Do you have any idea what it could be?
My car sputters and shakes a bit at stoplights. It seems to happen most frequently when I'm at a stop and trying to accelerate again. Any suggestions?
How do i research an air condition problem on 2002 GMC Yukon Denali? The belt jumps when i accelerate (makes a really loud noise) if i turn off the ac when i first accelerate and turn it on when up to speed it does not vibrate. The belt has finally been thrown off. Replaced the belt and having the same vibration/noise problem. Thanks so much for any ...
My 1994 Nissan SENTRA smokes when I accelerate from a stoplight. How can I determine if this is due to faulty valve oil seals or an oil ring. I removed the sparkplugs and all seem to have oil on them? The smoke is "blue".
My brakes make a scraping sound as I am driving until I press on the brake pedal. The sound stops and then resumes as I accelerate.
My wife's Sebring sometimes makes a whizzing noise when the care accelerates. Our regular maintenance shop was unable to determine the cause. Can you advise?
When my car accelerates to 45-50 miles per hour, it momentarily feels like I am riding/rolling over a repetitive series of "speed-trap stripes" similar to those in toll-booth zones. What may be the cause of this sensation? Also, I have noticed that when I accelerate to 55-miles per hour, my SUV does a rather "jerky" shifting thing, as if attempting to shift ...

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