2004 Ford Taurus Q&A

2004 Ford Taurus Question: Car makes awful racket when accelerating

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. -
Answer 1
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 -
Comment 1
Okay, thanks. -
Answer 2
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. -