Question about Nikon Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S for Digital SLR

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Will not focus right, making loud noises.

I pulled off my lens and checked out the camera. There is nothing inside of either, and it is on correctly. While I am taking a picture, it is on auto focus and is jumping VERY quickly to focus from one thing to another and is making loud noises and will not take a picture unless it is on manual focus

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Your motor may have gone bad. If it makes a loud squeaking noise, it is definitely the motor. Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
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