NVH App and the Clutch Replacement Vibration

NVH App and the Clutch Replacement Vibration

Several years ago I received a phone call from a service manager of a local new car/truck dealership requesting help diagnosing a vibration on a used pickup truck they had sold. Their service department had tried several things to repair the vibration, but they were...
The NVH App Takes On Toyota Tundra Vibrations

The NVH App Takes On Toyota Tundra Vibrations

A few years ago a 2007 Toyota Tundra 4x4 was donated to the automotive program at the school where I teach. This vehicle had been used in a “Ride and Drive” event that had introduced the new bigger, heavier-duty Tundra. A Ride and Drive event is an event where anyone...
Amplitude Anxiety

Amplitude Anxiety

Many years ago when I was a service technician at a Cadillac/Oldsmobile dealership, I occasionally worked on customer vehicles with vibration or noise concerns. No service technician ever wants to work on noise or vibration concerns because they are very difficult to...
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro No One Could Fix

The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro No One Could Fix

Last year I received a phone call from a gentleman who owned a classic 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with a 6-speed manual transmission; his car had a vibration that “nobody could fix”. He told me the story of the vehicle being taken from local shop to local shop and even...
The Ford F 150 That Could Not Be Fixed

The Ford F 150 That Could Not Be Fixed

Another memorable “can’t be fixed” vehicle was a new full sized Ford F-150 4X4 Truck. The newer Ford F-150 trucks have a front suspension which is slightly lower than the rear suspension of the truck for increased aerodynamic efficiency. This vehicle had been sold new...