My 2003 Ford Tauras SES, V-6 Pushrod motor squeaks at start up, then I drive an hour to work on freeway and it doesn't. When I drive home is the same senario. It only seems to do it when the car is cold and starts up the most, but not always. The car also seems to idle high at a stoplight with sounds like pasticle rattling. It only has 74,000 miles on it. It sounds similar to a pully or something with the serpentine belt, but the sound is louder on the opposite of the motor near the back. I did some searching online and came across this possibly being a camshaft synchronizer with the electrical pattern of the sensor making the noise. Does anyone agree with this being the problem or is there a simple way to check if this is the problem? And How? Does it harm to drive it this way if this is the problem.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 AT 12:04 PM