1999 Ford Taurus Repair Question
Asked on January 3, 2006
1999 Ford Taurus SE noise from serpentine area...
The sound is like that of a water pump whose bearing has gone bad. I have changed the water pump, idler pulley and the alternator. I used WD-40 to pin point the noise as it stops temporarilly when I spray the water pump pulley. I changed the water pump and it started again within a day. I am in the process of ordering a new belt tensioner, as it is spring loaded and I think it may be overloading the bearings. The sound is just anoying and beyond this next change I do not understand how I could fix this problem without dropping this car in an ARMY field artillery practice range!
Replied on January 4, 2006
It has to be one of the pulleys on the engine I had an Taurus with the same issue and after i replaced all the tensioning pulleys it went away.
Replied on January 7, 2006
Sure sounds like a pulley from the git go. Try a belt lube next time though, WD-40 can play havoc with the belts...Tom..