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Printable Vehicle Checklist
1. What is it doing?
______Noise ______Visual ______Odor ______Performance ______Handling
2. Where does it come from?
Inside car
______Left ______Center ______Right ______Front ______Rear
______Seat ______Door ______Window ______Roof ______Floor
______Rear Fender ______Trunk ______Instrument Panel
Outside car
______Left ______Right ______Under car
______Front ______Rear ______Under hood
3. When does it happen?
______When car is not moving and engine stopped
______When car is moving and mostly:
______During braking
______During change from acceleration to coasting
______When shifting from forward to reverse
______During turning
______At ___ mph
______On rough roads
______While accelerating (increasing load)
______While decelerating (coasting)
Mostly when using:
______Heater/air conditioning ______Brakes ______Steering wheel
______Rear window defogger ______Starter ______Radio/power antenna
______Windshield wiper/washer ______Other ______Clutch
When the engine is:
______Idling ______Hot ______Cold ______Being started ______Warming up
4. Does it vary with:
______Car speed ______Engine speed ______Trunk load ______Engine load (acceleration)
5. How often does it happen?
______Always ______Comes and goes ______After ___ miles