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Engine Ticking Noise While Driving

Engine ticking noise while driving is heard or there is a slight tapping noise from engine while the engine is running.

Steering Wheel Feels Loose at High Speed

The steering wheel feels sloppy or loose when driving at high speed.

Car Shakes When Stopped

The car shakes when stopped, the entire car shaking occurs during the application of brakes when the car is stopped.
Possible Cause of Car Shaking When Stopped
Uneven contact between the brake drum and the brake shoe for drum type rear brake
The most common reason why a car shakes especially during the application of brake has something to do with the problem on the rear brakes.

There are two types of brakes namely the disc type and the drum type, the disc type is mostly use on the front brakes, and most car uses drum type on its rear brakes. Now for a car with rear brake drum, having the entire car shaking occurs if there is a problem between the two components of the drum brake which is called the drum and the brake shoe, usually there is uneven contact between the two components. Uneven contact is when there is a misalignment between the two components as mentioned.

Now what causes misalignment?

Misalignment is resulted from a warped rear drums or a loose wheel bearings. Worn bear…

Car Shakes When Idle After Starting

Car shakes when idle after starting, while idle the entire car is somewhat shaking.

Free car diagnostic- when the car shakes on idle after start up, it is an indication of a problem on engine misfiring. Usually one or more cylinder on the engine combustion chamber is misfiring. You see engine consist of a cylinder in which naturally runs smoothly when it is firing properly, now if one or more of the cylinder misfire or did not fire properly the engine will be become imbalance, the imbalance creates vibration that is enough to make the car to shakes on idle during or after starting, the vibration is so extreme that cause the car to shake entirely.

Steering Feels Loose and Sloppy

Steering wheel feels loose and sloppy while driving on a normal road. Possible Cause of Steering Wheel that Feels Loose and Sloppy Over inflated Front Tires Steering wheel that feels loose and sloppy while driving is usually caused of front end components that are faulty or sometimes cause of over inflated front tires. With that said, the first thing to do is to check the front tires using a tire pressure gauge, compare the result with the tire pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacture. If you do not know the value of the recommended tire pressure, look on the tire placard label adhere on the driver side door or look on the owner’s manual included on the vehicle when you first purchase the vehicle.

Free Car Diagnostic Recommendation
Based on the result of car problem troubleshooting you found out that the problem is the overinflated tire just let lose some air from the tire to make the pressure within the recommended value and correct the problem of loose steering wheel.

If t…

Car Stalls While Idling

The car stalls while idling on when the car is stopped.

Car Loses Power Going Uphill

Conditions when car trouble occurs
The car losses power going uphill driving but have enough power when running on the flat roads.

Possible cause of car problem
The rings are worn out
The valves are worn out

Troubleshooting car problem of engine power loss while going uphill
Car that losses power going uphill and fine on the flat roads is usually a results of the rings or valves inside the engine that is worn out. The effect of worn out rings and valves on the engine is low compression.

Since the engine is low compression the engine cannot provide enough power or the engine has weak power to smoothly run the car especially when the car is going uphill. When driving uphill the engine is under more stress as compare to the engine that operates on the flat roads. Also when the engine is under more stress the engine suffers low compression.

Car Stalling While Driving

Car is stalling while driving. The stalling occurs when the engine temperature is high or even when the engine temperature is normal.
Possible Cause Why Car Stall while Driving
Vapor Lock When the car stalls if the engine temperature is abnormally hot then vapor lock is the usual cause of car stalling. Vapor lock occurs because when engine is extremely hot the gas will boil before it gets inside the engine. Once the gas is boiling the gas creates air bubbles. The created air bubbles can cause the air/fuel ratio to become lean. When the air/fuel ratio is lean it means that there is too much air and not enough gasoline and when the engine don’t have enough fuel then the car will stall.

Free Car Diagnostic Recommendation
There is nothing you can do when your car encounter vapor lock. Just wait for the engine to cool down and start the engine again. The real problem here is why is the engine temperature becomes abnormally hot? Probably the engine has a problem on the cooling system, the n…

Car Pulls to the Right or Left Slightly

The car is pulling to the left or pulling to the right while driving.

Car Jerks When Accelerating

Car jerks when accelerating especially during cold rainy morning when the engine is cold.

My Car AC is Blowing Hot Air

Car ac is blowing hot air suddenly or is blowing hot air slowly overtime. Cold air is usually coming out the ac vent when the ac switch is turned ON, however after turning the ac switch ON, the ac vents is blowing hot air.

White Smoke from Exhaust of Car

There is a noticeable white smoke coming from exhaust of your car.

Car Cranks but Wont Start

The car cranks but won’t start.
Possible causes of car that cranks but won’t startOut of Gas When the car cranks faster than normal then it is possible that the car is out of gas, therefore during cranking observe if the car will crank faster than normal then check if the car has fuel.

What Causes Ticking Noise in Engine While Running

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What causes ticking noise in engine? Ticking noise in engine is heard while running is commonly an indication of poorly lubricated engine. The reasons is the oil inside the engine is not much or just simply it lacks engine oil or might be the oil pressure inside the engine is low.

Black Smoke from Exhaust of Car

Black smoke from exhaust of car comes out while driving.

Do it yourself

How to Install a Car Battery
While engine is running, use the meter to check the alternator and voltage regulator output. This is very important because a faulty alternator or voltage regulator can cause a premature battery failure and you do not want this to happen.

How to Check Tyre Pressure
The tyre thread life could reduce if the tyre pressure of your car is under what the car manufacturer specified on your car owner’s manual.

How to Change a Flat Tire
When you encounter a flat tire while you drive your car the first thing to do is to pull off the road away the traffic as possible.

How to Recharge a Car Battery
Before attempting to recharge car battery always make sure that the battery is at room temperature (60 °F to 80°F). Also, when it is extremely cold remove the battery from the car and bring it indoors to allow the battery to become warm before begin the charging.

How to Disconnect a Car Battery
Do you know how to disconnect a car battery? Suppose you want to clean or replac…