Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Grinding noise in park or neutral?

(2004 Ford Focus)
in Alton, IL on August 16, 2010
Hello, i have an 04 focus wagon and am experiencing a very odd grinding noise when i shift into park or neutral. Once the noise starts (and there is no rhyme or reason to when it happens, and so far it has been on 2 occasions, about a week apart) a second noise begins, like the fan blowing, very loudly, but popped the hood, and it is not the fan it is definately under the engine block. Finally, some of the electrical systems turn off when it happens, namely the radio and some of the interior lights. After it happening consistently for 3 or 4 shifts, I turned the car off, and upon restarting it some 20 seconds later, could not replicate the sound. There are no problems going though gears in drive, the transmision was flushed no more than a month ago.
Thanks for your help, Mike
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I have a 1999 toyota camry le 4 cylinder automatic. i was driving up the hill to my house when all power went out and...
I replace the fan clutch,coolant bottle and 1 a/c fan. it always run good while moving but once you sit in traffic or...
Didn't find what you were looking for?