Mechanics

FORD TAURUS HEAT SHIELD PROBLEM

2005 Ford Taurus • 143,000 miles

I have a rattle/grinding noise when: braking downhill, taking left turns and backing up with the wheel turned to the right. I had the water pump, alternator and flex pipe replaced on the car prior to this noise occurring. Please Assess.
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BullsOnParade05
January 14, 2013.




The heat shield for the brakes might be bent a little and touching the rotor. It takes a little change in load to make them touch in different situations. So check the clearance of the heat shield to the rotor especially around the lower ball joint.



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