Suspension, Handling, Body Noises, Rattles and Squeaks

Diagnostic Worksheet

Date:

Name:

Invoice#

Year:

Make:

Model:

Engine:

Mileage:

V. I. N.

Symptom

Vehicle pulls right – When __________

suspension bottoms out

Sits uneven

Vehicle pulls left – When ___________

Leans or sways in corners

"Dog" tracks

Steering wheel vibrates at _______ MPH

Brake light on

ABS light on

Excessive play in steering

Traction control light on

Soft ride

Erratic steering when braking

uneven tire wear

 

Poor steering wheel return after cornering

 

 

Hard to steer

 

 

Shimmy/vibration check box below for location

Effort

Wanders

Front

Rear

Don't know

Steering wheel off center

Seat

Floor

Other

When does it occur?

Cold days

Hot days

Wet / rain

All the time

Intermittent

Parking maneuvers

At road speed

Accelerating

Decelerating

EXPLAIN: ________________________________________________________________________

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Area of Noise

Engine compartment

Left

Right

Center

Don't know

Front suspension

Left

Right

Center

Don't know

Rear suspension

Left

Right

Center

Don't know

Passenger compartment

Left

Right

Center

Don't know

Instrument Panel

Left

Right

Center

Don't know

Doors

Left

Right

Center

Don't know

Rear seat area

Console

Other:_________________________________

Noise Sounds Like

Knocks

Hard metal

Light metal

Roars

Ticking

 Whine

Squeak

Rattles

Scraping

Other

 

 

How often does it occur?

Continuous

Often

Intermittent

Just started

Since new

When does it occur?

All the time

Hard throttle

Hot days

Heavy bumps

Speed

Light throttle

Cold days

Light bumps

RPM

Decelerate

Humid or rainy

Smooth pavement

Only moving

Steady speed

Temperature

 

On turns

Idle in gear

 

 

Braking

Idle out of gear

 

 

EXPLAIN: _______________________________________________________________________

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