2002 Ford Taurus



November, 20, 2007 AT 5:06 AM

My 2002 Ford Taurus 3.0l 6cyl engine with 66,000 miles recently developed a squeak or chirp coming from the drivers side top of the engine. It seems to be coming from a black disk about the size of a silver dollar located just to the left of the thermostat housing. There are wires attached to this disk. It is very difficult to ge a good look at it since there is a large wiring harness that runs across the top of it. I would like to disconnect the wires from the disk but I am concerned that it may mess up the computer. Any ideas on what it might be and if that could be the cause for the squeak? Thanks for your input.


3 Answers



November, 20, 2007 AT 6:03 PM

There have been issues with the camshaft position sensor and related synchronizer causing various squeaking and chirping noises



December, 19, 2007 AT 1:36 PM

Have you had any success figuring out your problem? My Taurus is making the same noise and any info you could give me would be helpfull.



December, 19, 2007 AT 5:48 PM

It's a mechanical issue. It won't help if you unplug it. It will eventually get worse and can cause the vehicle to quit running, or buck and jerk.

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