Lee’s Summit MO

321 SE Douglas St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063

(816) 533-4247
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“Listening for Signs” | Car Repair

At AAMCO Lee's Summit, we specialize in complete maintenance and repair services for cars, trucks and SUVs of all makes and models, both foreign and domestic.

From time to time your vehicle may exhibit some “strange sounds” that can come from many different parts of your automobile. These sounds may be a sign that you are experiencing a problem somewhere within your vehicle. Sometimes strange sounds often come from engine parts and transmissions or they can also often be caused by brake issues.  At AAMCO Lee's Summit, we can diagnose what’s causing the noise and repair the issue as well.

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Strange Sounds Coming From Your Vehicle’s Engine or Transmission Could Mean:


A Grinding Sound While Shifting Gears


Possible Causes:

 

  • The clutch is worn
  • The clutch needs an adjustment.
  • Your transmission might have internal damage
  • The shift linkage needs to be adjusted

 

 

The Alternator Squeals


Possible Causes:

 

  • The alternator’s internal bearings are worn
  • A damaged or loose alternator drive belt
  • The alternator’s drive pulley is damaged or loose

 

Engine Hesitation Coupled with a Popping Noise


Possible Causes:

 

  • The spark plugs may be worn or dirty
  • You have a dirty air filter
  • The spark wires may be bad
  • You have a problem with the ignition
  • The fuel filter may be clogged
  • You’ve got water in your gasoline
  • The carburetor may have a bad accelerator pump or power circuit
  • The catalytic converter may be clogged

 

Knocking Sound Under the Hood


Possible Causes:

 

  • The air filter is clogged
  • The timing is improperly set
  • The engine is knocking because of a low gasoline octane rating

 

The Engine Makes a Clicking Sound While Idling


Possible Causes:

 

  • The engine is low on oil
  • The valves need adjusting
  • The engine’s oil pressure is low
  • A high-pressure fuel injector rattles, which is a normal noise, especially when it’s cold outside

Strange Sounds Coming From Your Vehicle’s Brakes Could Mean:



Clunking When You Brake


Possible causes:

  • Worn steering system
  • An improperly mounted disc brake caliper
  • Damaged or missing brake hardware

 

 

Squealing When You Brake

 

Possible causes:

  • Dirty brake pads, drums, rotors and/or shoes
  • Worn brake pads and/or shoes
  • The wear indicator on the pads is making contact with the rotor
  • Brake pads have overheated and have glazed consequently
  • Disc brake calipers were mounted incorrectly or have loosened

 

Scraping When You’re Braking

 

Possible causes:

  • Distorted or out-of-round brake drum
  • Extremely worn brake shoes
  • Brakes are not applying evenly

 

A Rhythmic Scraping Noise at Slow Speeds

 

Possible causes:

  • A badly warped brake rotor
  • Brake drums need to be replaced because they’re badly out-of-round

 

Clicking from the Front When You Turn Corners

 

Possible causes:

  • A hard object is caught between the rotor and the brake pads
  • Worn CV joints
  • Brake pads are loose in their mounting

 

Clicking Noise When You Turn or Brake

 

Possible causes:

  • Disc brake caliper is mounted improperly
  • Worn steering system components
  • Brake hardware is damaged or missing

 

If you are experiencing any of the strange noises listed above coming from your vehicle and believe you may have a new issue or are currently dealing with a recurring one, simply stop in to AAMCO Lee's Summit or call for an easy appointment today. Our expert technicians are ready to diagnose and solve any problems your car, truck or SUV may have, quickly and accurately.

 


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(816) 533-4247

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