GRINDING SOUNDS

  • Tiny
  • ShadowFalcon87
  • Ford Taurus

1993 Ford Tourus GL
3.8 V6 107,000 Miles
Automatic, 2wd

Grinding sound from pulley system; At first I thought it was the water pump but I looked at the diagram for the engine and it's coming from the A/C / Idler pulley. I watched it as it was running and I could see that it would grab and cycle and then stop, along with what I was hearing. So, could it be the A/C clutch and/or the bearings? It's starting to smell because it's not cycling. Will it hurt the car to keep driving it or should I repair it right away?

Also, how much would it cost to get it fixed would you say?

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 AT 5:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
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The clutch will only be loud if it slips, the pulley bearing will eventually sieze alltogether, then the serp belt will cook till it breaks! Your call tho!

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 AT 5:38 PM

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