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1996 Ford Explorer Question: When I turn on my ford Explore it makes a roaring sound. What could it be?



QueenLeelee, 4.0L V6, Kennesaw, GA, September 29, 2013, 22:13

I just had a new alternator put on, now I hear this loud roaring sound in the front of the suv.

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    September 29, 2013, 22:39

    Does it get quieter after the engine runs a few minutes?
    Are you listening to it with the hood open now rather than from the drivers seat?
    It's possible it is just the 'clutched' radiator fan that makes a roaring sound when the engine is first started, like they all do, and you are just more aware of it now while you are checking stuff out! (Possible)
    Best thing, i think, is before doing anything else, take it back and have the installer check it out.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 30, 2013, 09:15


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    Don12 from North Georgia Auto Repair, October 10, 2013, 23:27

    hi you might want to have who ever installed this alternator to recheck it maybe a defective part or something not installed right especially if noise was not there before

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