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Mel

Grinding Noise While Idle

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For the last two months my 2003 ford Taurus SE,makes a grinding noise while the car is idle,like while waiting at the stop light or while in park when the car is running. I recently had my Septine belt replaced,I had a brand new transmission put in,replaced the idle pully and a oil change,so I don't know what it could be,any guesses?

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And noise is coming from the engine.

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Check your power steering fluid. Is it worse when you move the steering wheel?

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No,its just while the car is in idle position

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Check all your fluids. What kind of grinding sound is it, is it loud? quiet? harsh, very aggressive?

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Thanks,I'll check the fluids in the morning. The grinding/clunky noise comes and goes while idle,it kinda loud but not too loud,its just annoying sometimes. I'm going to also replace my wires and plugs as well but that clunky noise is getting on my last nerve.

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Had that issue with mine. Power steering fluid was low. Now it's still there slighty, but much better. Mine has other issues, though. I think my tensioner is grungy and ready to quit. Also I'm still running the original belts. Anyway check them fluids and go from there.

Also, welcome to the :tsoc:

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Thanks!

Had that issue with mine. Power steering fluid was low. Now it's still there slighty, but much better. Mine has other issues, though. I think my tensioner is grungy and ready to quit. Also I'm still running the original belts. Anyway check them fluids and go from there.

Also, welcome to the

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Anytime, Mel. Also, you should share some pics of your Taurus :D

Where do ya hail from?

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Ohio and I'll upload a few pics tomorrow for u guys

Anytime, Mel. Also, you should share some pics of your Taurus

Where do ya hail from?

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It could be any one of the accessories making noise. Your best bet would be to pull the serpentine belt and try spinning the any one of them by hand.

An example would be my wifes SHO. Her car was making a terrible whining/whirring noise at idle. It did it all RPM but the exhaust/road noise drowned it out when you were moving. I pull the accessory belt and tried spinning both the alt and A/C compressor by hand, the A/C compressor would barely turn and was making some terrible noises.

Point is, do some investigating before throwing a bunch of parts at it.

-Sam

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Yea I'm taken somewhere tomorrow to get looked at

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Do you have the remote start option? My 2001 Sable has remote start. I noticed the other day as I was getting into the car it tried to engage the starter while idling after I used the remote to start it.

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