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IDENTIFIX — FIX OF THE WEEK: 

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The Vehicle:

2015 Chevrolet Trax LS 1.4 Liter 4 Cylinder

The Problem:

The air conditioning does not work and always blows warm air.

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AUTODATA — AUTODOCTA: 
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The Vehicle:

2015 Audi TT

The Problem:

Clicking noise from the front of the vehicle when turning the steering wheel.

Other Applicable Vehicles:

Vehicles: 2014-2018 Audi TT’s

The Diagnosis:

To confirm the complaint of a clicking noise the vehicle was road tested. Then the vehicle was placed on a hoist and the steering and suspension components were checked for loose, bent, damaged or worn parts. All the pieces visually are okay. Next was to check that the bolts in the suspension system are tightened to the correct torque.

The Solution:

The noise is due to movement between the wheel bearing housing and the hub carrier. To complete this repair a specific grease, which is available from an Audi parts dealer, will be required. Remove the front wheel bearing housing from the hub carrier. Clean and apply a light coating of the grease to the mating surfaces of the front wheel bearing housing and hub carrier. Install the front wheel bearing housing to the hub carrier and ensure retaining bolts are tightened to the correct torque. Repeat the same procedure for the opposite side. Carry out a road test to ensure the noise has been eliminated.