CHIRP AT IDLE

2000 Ford Taurus

Tiny

006516

January, 26, 2008 AT 11:01 AM

Engine problem
2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles

There is a chirp noise at idle coming from the front end. I had the serpentine belt checked at it is fine. The mechanic thought it may be coming from the transmission. What could be causing a chirping noise if not the belt?

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1 Answer

Tiny

flexy5

January, 26, 2008 AT 9:05 PM

If you check right over the spot where the engine and trans bolt up together, just under the wire harness, you will see a sensor with a three wire connector on it. This is the camshaft position sensor. The shaft that drives it is called a syncronizer. They both need to be replaced, as this is probably the source of your noise. Verify the source of the noise and have a professional tehnician perform the repair since it has to be timed using a special tool. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
Dave

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