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Grinding Noise While Idle


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#1 Mel

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:53 AM

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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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:54 AM

And noise is coming from the engine.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:27 AM

Check your power steering fluid. Is it worse when you move the steering wheel?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:30 AM

No,its just while the car is in idle position

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:34 AM

Check all your fluids. What kind of grinding sound is it, is it loud? quiet? harsh, very aggressive?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:44 AM

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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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:08 AM

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.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:09 AM

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.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

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

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:01 PM

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


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

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

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.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:18 AM

Yea I'm taken somewhere tomorrow to get looked at

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

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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