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2004 Ford Taurus Question: Car makes awful racket when accelerating

 

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lololyda, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Suwanee, GA, July 05, 2012, 12:47
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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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    Greg's Orange Auto (13388 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 05, 2012, 12:52
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    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

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    lololyda, July 05, 2012, 13:11
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    Okay, thanks.

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    pushrod July 05, 2012, 14:29
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    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.

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