There are a lot of myths surrounding HVs, PHVs and EVs in our industry.
When faced with any noise complaint, take the time to test-drive the car with the customer, if that’s possible.
A caliper that’s sticking or a brake pad that’s loose and dragging may make a metallic scraping noise.
Find out why it’s essential you measure the hub flange before a brake job. This video is sponsored by GSP North America.
Understanding what the code means is the first step to this auto repair. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings.
The first step, and probably the most important, is inspection of the corner of the vehicle.
This 2014 Fiat Abarth was brought in with the customer being concerned about a noise coming from the left rear. He was convinced that it was a tire. The noise was cyclical and it increased with speed. During inspection, the bearing had no detectable play, the tires were evenly worn, and no ABS wheel speed sensor codes were present. On the lift, the left bearing was significantly noisier than the right bearing when turned by hand. But, no extra play could be detected.