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Why does my car make a creaking sound when I accelerate?

Why does my car make a creaking sound when I accelerate?

It sounds like you may have some worn suspension components. Things like shocks/struts, sway bars and control arm bushings when worn will make this kind of creaking sound when the weight of the vehicle is transferred during stopping and starting as you describe.

Why does my car creak when I stop?

Besides brakes squeaking, the most common squeaks are usually associated with your vehicle’s suspension. The squeaking suspension parts are often associated with a lack of lubrication when metal-on-metal wear is happening in connections such as the tie-rods, suspension joints and steering linkage.

Why does my car make a creaking noise when turning?

If your car makes creaking noise when turning, this article will tell you why. And hopefully, it will help your car run as smoothly as it did before. When your car makes noises when taking a turn, lubrication is a good fix. But, it’s just temporary and will still fail eventually if you don’t look for a permanent solution.

Is it normal to make noise when accelerating?

There are noises that are normal on acceleration. The best way to know if the noise is normal is simply if you have heard the noise before. You have probably driven, or at least ridden in cars for years.

Why does my car make a squealing sound when I accelerate?

If the belt is worn (dry, cracked,glazed) it can slip on acceleration and make a squealing sound. Also, if any of the pulleys on the alternator, p/s pump,etc, are worn or loose, they can cause the belt to squeal. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come inspect the vehicle to isolate the exact cause of the squealing sound.

Why does my Hyundai Elantra make a creaking noise when I stop?

My 2003 Hyundai Elantra makes this creaking noise when I come to a stop. It seems to make it when the weight is shifting back from a stop. It’s not a brake noise. I’ve checked my brakes and they’re fine. It’s not even close to a brake noise. I was thinking it was the shocks or springs since it only does it after I’ve stopped.

Why does my car make a noise when I accelerate?

Belt noise can mean the belt is worn or loose. Belt noise can also come when one of the pulleys the belt is riding on starts to fail. When the belt no longer moves smoothly along the pulleys, it makes a noise when the car is accelerating. The other noise you might be accustomed to is that of a loud exhaust system.

Why does my rear suspension make a creaking noise?

If you’re uncertain, you can try spraying silicone lubricant on the bushings. If the sound disappears, it’s the bushings. The noise from the rear might be caused from a dry stabilizer bar bushing. Take a can of silicone spray and soak every rubber component you can find in the rear suspension and see if the noise goes away.

What does it mean when your car squeaks when you accelerate?

A rhythmic squeak that speeds up as you accelerate What it means: If you have rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and hear this sound, the culprit could be the universal joint (U-joint), which are found in pairs and are components of the driveshaft. Get it checked by a mechanic immediately.

And when the weight transfers after you stop, the bars do twist in the bushings a bit. If you get the car safely up on racks and slide under with a good work light, you can probably verify this yourself.

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Ruth Doyle