Noise Archives - Import Car
New And Old Technology To Cure Belt Noise

A worn automatic belt tensioner has consequences beyond a loose belt.

Curing Belt Squeal

Here are five techniques you can use to solve belt noise problems.

VIDEO: Brake Noise Diagnostics

Andrew Markel explores brake noise, which noises signify which symptoms, and how to remedy them. Sponsored by Nissan.

VIDEO: Sway Bar Link Noise On Nissan Vehicles

Andrew Markel explains how sway bar geometry can lead to suspension noise on modern Nissan vehicles. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper To Bumper.

How Noise, Vibration And Harshness Driveline Diagnostics Is Changing

This article will introduce you to some of the basic terminology and testing techniques used in modern NVH diagnostics.

Noise Vibration Harshness
Mercedes-Benz: Refrigerant Compressor Noise Complaints

If you receive customer reports of noises at the refrigerant compressor with the A/C either activated or deactivated, the cause could be a defective belt pulley or belt pulley bearing.

Mercedes belt noise
Honda: Tracking Down Obscure Chassis-Related Noise Complaints

When the high-mileage V6 Honda Accord was written up at dropoff, notes were added for the tech to look for loose sway bar links and bushings based on the customer’s description of a knocking noise over bumps. While the mileage was high, we’ve serviced this car for years and knew the customer took good care of it. After the initial road test, the tech agreed that it sounded like a sway bar-related problem and it was loud enough that it shouldn’t be difficult to pinpoint. Both the tech and customer agreed it was coming from the right-front.

2015 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe
Audi Tech Tip: Sporadic Noises From The Rear Brake After Parking The Vehicle

Customers with 2003-13 Audis with electromechanical parking brakes may report sporadically hearing the parking brake being actuated after the vehicle has been switched off. If the customer does not identify the sound as the sound of the parking brake being actuated, he or she may simply complain of hearing noises from the rear brakes.

Mercedes-Benz: Noise in Front of Vehicle/Dash Area

Affected Models: Model 203.052/054/092/056/087 Model 209.356/365/372/375/376/377/456/ 465/472/475/476/477 If you receive customer reports of noise from the center of the dash area in the above-listed vehicles, this may be caused by a portion of the ME wiring harness contacting the plastic guide on the partition wall or the harness not being properly positioned in the harness

Mercedes Benz
Honda: Easy Fix for Engine Noise

We often encounter engines that have a cold-start knock or ticking noise. In this case, the 3.5-L V6 engines installed in various Honda models can make a knocking or ticking noise at idle and only when warm. The cause of the problem is that the rocker shaft bridge has excessive clearance from the factory, which