I hear a rattle type noise at idle- seems to be coming from under the black plastic intake- the noise goes away on accel- i thought it sounded like a waterpump- but it seems to from under the intake-someone said there was a "balance shaft" that sometimes goes bad on theis engine. any ideas?
Rattle Noise at idle on 1999 Ford Windstar
Asked by for the 1999 Ford Windstar
it is the older style 2 piece air plenum...ford has updated this part...
Is this a factory recall item?
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sometimes the serpentine belt will make a noise that sounds like a rattle, with the engine off spray a little belt grip ( available at auto parts stores ) your vehicle also has a belt tensioner pulley and idler pulley that could be failing.