please help desperate. high pitch squeal wont go away!!! - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Register Home Forums Active Topics Topic Finder Photos Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto Loans
TaurusClub.com is the premier Ford Taurus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 51283
Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2003 ford taurus 3.0 vulcan v6
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 20
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
guitarslinger16 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default please help desperate. high pitch squeal wont go away!!!

I have a 2003 taurus 3.0 v6 vulcan. it makes this terrible squealing noise and is on the passenger side. i have replaced the alt, the belt. the crank shaft pully and harmonic balencer and idler pulley. it went away for a few days and then is back. should i change the belt tensioner. any suggestions please. i am desperate at this point.
guitarslinger16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Prismatic's Avatar
 
Member Number: 21887
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Drives: 1999 Taurus SE 3l V6
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 402
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
Prismatic has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default

It's probably the tensioner out of alignment. $55 at Autozone/Pepboys/O'Reilly's
Prismatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Technical Advisor
 
behlinla's Avatar
 
Member Number: 14275
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: A blue car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 7,484
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 79
behlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond reputebehlinla has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Determine whether it is a chip or a squeal:

behlinla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
Sam
breeves002
 
Sam's Avatar
 
Member Number: 49890
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: 2008 Mercury Sable Premier
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 6,090
Trader Score: 8 reviews
Rep Power: 68
Sam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond repute
Default

He did say passengers side. So it's something to do with the serpentine belt.

Flash a light down there and see if it all looks lined up. Could be something stuck, could be a lax tensioner.
__________________
Sam

2008 Mercury Sable Premier
2012 Kia Soul Base AT 1.6GDI
2004 Acura TSX 2.4
Moved On: 2000 Sable LS Premium Duratec
Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 51283
Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2003 ford taurus 3.0 vulcan v6
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 20
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
guitarslinger16 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

it is a chirp that gets worse with accelerating.
guitarslinger16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
Member Number: 33869
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montana
Chapter: Pacific Northwest
Drives: 2000 Taurus SE 3.0 OHV Vulcan
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 1,194
Trader Score: 1 reviews
Rep Power: 10
downhill is on a distinguished road
Default

Could be water pump bearings or the tensioner. Take off the serpentine belt and start without it. Do not run more than a minute or 2 and see if it is still there. If it is chirping check the Cam position sensor. If not check the tensioner and see if it has wobble or play in idler wheel or tension wheel. Then check the end play of the water pump, alt, and power steering pump.
Wish I could actually see and hear it in person. I am just throwing some random thoughts of what I would try. Good luck and let me know what up after you check it out.
downhill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
Sam
breeves002
 
Sam's Avatar
 
Member Number: 49890
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: 2008 Mercury Sable Premier
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 6,090
Trader Score: 8 reviews
Rep Power: 68
Sam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Usually you hear the chirping noise from the drivers side, is this your noise?

__________________
Sam

2008 Mercury Sable Premier
2012 Kia Soul Base AT 1.6GDI
2004 Acura TSX 2.4
Moved On: 2000 Sable LS Premium Duratec
Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
Member Number: 33869
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montana
Chapter: Pacific Northwest
Drives: 2000 Taurus SE 3.0 OHV Vulcan
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 1,194
Trader Score: 1 reviews
Rep Power: 10
downhill is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breeves002 View Post
Usually you hear the chirping noise from the drivers side, is this your noise?

2002 Taurus Vulcan engine cam position sensor fail - YouTube

Depends on how good hearing is and the ability to discern the source.
It is located almost centered so it can be a puzzle for the first time it is encountered as to the sounds location.
downhill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 08:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
Sam
breeves002
 
Sam's Avatar
 
Member Number: 49890
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: 2008 Mercury Sable Premier
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 6,090
Trader Score: 8 reviews
Rep Power: 68
Sam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond reputeSam has a reputation beyond repute
Default

^
You are right, it looks like the guy in the video didn't even know where it was coming from.

Let's see if this is OP's noise first though to rule it out.
__________________
Sam

2008 Mercury Sable Premier
2012 Kia Soul Base AT 1.6GDI
2004 Acura TSX 2.4
Moved On: 2000 Sable LS Premium Duratec
Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 51283
Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2003 ford taurus 3.0 vulcan v6
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 20
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
guitarslinger16 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

thats what it sounds like but i am 100% positive its coming from the belt side. i iwll try to get a video uploaded so you guys can see. again thank you all for your help everyone is so nice on this forum.
guitarslinger16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2