Noise From Synchronizer Shaft Upper Bushing on Ford Taurus

The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.

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Average mileage: 84,333 (37,000–154,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, more2003
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Chirping from drivers side of engine looks like Camshaft Position Sensor shaft bushing too.
2003 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 37,000 mi,
Ford dealer replaced sycronizerl noise was reduced but never left. Dealer said it was residue. Noise is back.
1992 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 62,000 mi,
Squeaking sound like from a belt...also when turn wheels much....this is what mechanic told me was wrong.
My car is making a chirping noise