I turned my fan on the other night to circulate some air. It made an awful racket, so I turned it off and the noise stopped. As soon I made my way out of the parking lot, it was making the same noise when I accelerate. The sound reminds me of a baseball card in a bicycle wheel. Except it varies on my rate of speed.
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2004 Ford Taurus
Question: Car makes awful racket when accelerating
POSS COOLING BLADE FANS HITTING SHROUD ON RADIATOR. WHEN YOU TURNED ON A/C THE FAN AUTO COMES ON SO START WITH THE FANS MOST LIKELY AUX COOLING FAN
Replylololyda, July 05, 2012, 13:11Rookie
Answer #2pushrod July 05, 2012, 14:29Master
Turn the key to the on position but do not start the engine.
Now turn on your fan and see if the noise is still there.If so there is
a problem with the blower fan inside the car! If the problem is just when
you accelerate possiable motor mount trouble.