I HAVE A 1999 FORD TAURUS AND IM HAVING PROBLEMS...

1999 Ford Taurus

Tiny

ruin

December, 28, 2012 AT 3:01 PM

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus and I'm having problems figuring out what's wrong with it. My car is making a weird clank sound coming from the engine and its not due to overheating or lack of oil. I'm not shure what to fix maybe one of ur mechanics might have an answer. I would trully appreciate ur help. Thanks

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Tiny

robertdebeaux

January, 5, 2013 AT 7:42 PM

There are a number of possible causes, but rather than guess, please follow these direction to isolate the sound.

Leave the car running in idle, do you still hear the clank?
Move around the car from driver side to passenger side and see if you can narrow the location of the sound.

Nothing on this engine moves except on the front of the engine (front of engine is on the passenger side.) Here you have (standard) cranck shaft pulley, camshaft pulley, alternator pulley, power steering pump pulley and the air conditioning pump pulley. There is also 1 idler and one tensioner. The belt that connects them all is a serpentine belt.
This is the only location for EXTERNAL movement. Everything else is internal.

The variation on causes are too numerous to list here. So, try and identify more closely where the sound is coming from and reply with more information.

Good luck.

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