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It dragging something when i stop and start driving my car..flat tire

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my car sounds like it dragging something when i stop and start driving my car. It actually souds like i have a flat tire but do not. what could this be?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dan replied 10 years ago.


It is really hard to give an exact diagnosis without actually hearing this noise myself or having the opportunity to road-test the vehicle. I can offer some different thoughts and advice that may help to solve the issue. It's good that you've noticed this problem and realize something is wrong. It could be any of the following:

  • Worn wheel bearing
  • Loose wheel or lug-nuts
  • Broken exhaust hanger
  • Partially seized brake caliper
  • Transmission (internal damage"
  • Engine Noise (belts, bearing or other moving parts)

As you can see the list is long and we have a lot more possibilities that we could add to the list. The best thing for you to do is have a trained professional road-test the vehicle with you. You should point out exactly what the noise is you hear and let him/her make a diagnosis upon further examination. You did the right thing, you heard something and you're acting on it quickly enough to avoid further damage.

Good Luck!



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