|- Stopping distance seems to increase, causing longer braking distance, similar to braking at high speeds.
|Low brake pedal
|- Brake pedal must be pushed unusually far to engage brakes.
|Brake pedal pulsation
|- Brake pedal fluctuates while brakes are applied.
|- Vehicle has a tendency to move right or left when brakes are applied; brakes engage suddenly when applying steady pressure to the brake pedal.
|- Temporary complete loss of power. Engine quits at irregular intervals. May occur repeatedly or intermittently, usually under heavy acceleration.
|- Mild to severe pings, usually worse under acceleration. Sounds like popcorn popping.
|- Engine runs after ignition switch is turned off. Runs unevenly and may make knocking noises.
|- Momentary lack of response as accelerator is pressed. Can occur at any speed. Usually most severe when starting from complete stop. May cause engine to stall.
|- Pulsation or jerking that changes with engine speed. Exhaust has a steady spitting sound at idle or low speed. Not normally felt above 50 km/hr.
|- Engine runs unevenly at idle. Car may also shake.
|- Engine delivers limited power under load or at high speed. Won't accelerate as fast as normal. Loses speed going up hills. Vehicle has less speed than normal.
|- Little or no increase in speed when accelerator is pushed down. Continuing to push pedal down will eventually give an increase in speed.
|- Engine stops running or dies out. May occur at idle or while driving.
|- Vehicle speeds up and slows down with no change on accelerator pedal. Can occur at any speed.
|Steering & Handling
|- Suspension moves to extreme end of travel and hits compression bumpers. Feels like a heavy thud.
|- Steering wheel must be turned unusually far before vehicle responds.
|- Vehicle difficult to steer, especially during parking situations or when first started.
|- Vehicle moves to one side when steering wheel is released.
|- Rapid side-to-side motion of both front wheels felt in steering wheel.
|- Mushy or spongy ride; vehicle takes a long time to recover from bumps in the road.
|- Vehicle shakes.
|- Vehicle meanders, requiring frequent steering adjustments to maintain direction.
|Odours & Stains
|Antifreeze or coolant leak
|- Sweet odour, usually accompanied by steam from under the hood.
|- Black stains with heavy, thick consistency.
|- Thick, heavy odour, sometimes accompanied by smoke from under the hood or from the exhaust.
|- Yellow, green, pink, or orange stains that are lighter and thinner than oil.
|Crankcase, oil, power-steering fluid leaks
|- Brownish stains.
|- Acrid odour, like burned toast.
|- Contigious, heavy sulfur odour like rotten eggs.
|Overheated brakes or clutch
|- Burning rubber odour.
|- Hot, metallic odour usually accompanied by antifreeze/coolant odour.
|Transmission oil leaks
|- Reddish stains.