Approx 3 days ago I turned on my mountaineer and it started making a very loud "blowing" sound almost like a leaf blower. The sound is coming from the engine compartment and is accompanied by a very slight rattling sound similar to small pieces of metal clinking together. The vehicle still turns on, and drives normally with the exception of the RMP's fluctuating up and down a bit erratically while driving. The RMP's also dip lower then normal when idling. No warning lights have come on and it has not stalled or stopped running. I looked at the vacuum hoses near the top of the engine to see if there are any loose or damaged lines but did not see any, however, the sound seems to be coming from lower in the engine compartment.
Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 5:37 PM