Question about 2006 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2006 Ford Taurus

I do not have snow tires. The noise is coming from what I think is the front drivers side. It sounds as if I have large treads and is getting louder. The check engine light turned on for a couple of days then it went out. The check engine light appeared again while the noise kept getting louder. I have the oil changed which needed it by the way and the light went away. Later about three to four days later the check engine light came on again, then off after two days, then after four days on again for a day. It has been a while that the light has not turned back on again.

Posted by on

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    fastest way to tell if it is a tire that has shifted a belt... is to take off the tire and roll it on the ground.... it will not roll flat if a belt is shifted

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,533 Answers

I would have the front brakes checked and from what you are telling me you may have a warped rotor I do not know how many miles are on the car some cars have a reset after the oil change has been done to turn off the check engine light but if it keeps coming on take it to autozone and they will put it on a tester for free and then you will know what needs to be done

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Took snow tires off and still sounds like I have them on also have a vibration in the steering wheel?


Steering wheel vibration is often caused by:
  • Out of balance tires
  • Bent wheels
  • Bad wheel or CV bearings
  • Loose suspension parts
"Road noise" is often caused by:
  • Bad wheel bearings or bad CV joints
I suggest checking for all of these.

Jun 01, 2015 | 2006 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Falcon troubleshooting


One or more of your tires are no good.
How to check this is : hard to explain.. but will try.. Rub your hand on top the tire... If you are on the passenger side of car rub them counterclockwise and drivers side clockwise... If the tread is bumpy, it will make that noise... If the treads are smooth, then the tire or tires ar o.k.

ALOHA

RAY

Jan 25, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Thumping noise front of car


check the side walls (inside especially) of the tyres for bulges and deformities. Check for a bolt or large objects stuck in the tread

Dec 24, 2013 | 2011 Kia Soul 1.6

1 Answer

06 impala lt makes noise when rolling over 30 mph noise stops when car not moving


Did you recently change your tires? An aggresive tread design, like a mud and snow tread, can create road noise that becomes more noticable at higher speeds. Bad wheel bearings can also produce a "roaring" sound, especially in front wheel drive cars. To check them, jack the front wheel up and spin the tire by hand. It won't spin smoth and even, there will be some resistance and you will hear grinding or crunching.

If your transmission was low enough on fluid, it could conceivably make noise. Also check your U joints or CV joints for play. any play in them will make noise although it is usually accompanied by a feeling of looseness or "jerking", especially when making changes in direction or speed.

There can be a lot of reasons for noise, but start by checking these things first. Hope this helps.

Oct 23, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

When roads have even a dusting of snow on them and i barely touch the brakes to slow and stop, the front ones instantly lock up and pull me to the right. I immediately take my foot off the brake when this...


There are a number of possibilities here. First thing to do is make sure the new rear brakes are properly adjusted. If they are too loose they will not engage when you push gently on the pedal and the front brakes will be doing all the work. This could easily cause you to slide. There is a self-adjusting mechanism in the rear but these can become inoperative over time. The brakes can be adjusted manually.
Second, how much tread is on the front tires? As tread wears down the tire becomes less able to handle snow. Does one tire have less tread than the other? Tires have a wear bar built into them so look at the tread and see if you can find a rubber bar that extends across the tread. The more visible it is the less likely there is enough tread to handle snow. It may still be legal to use the tire but save it for summer. If the wear bar is almost flush with the tread,run your hand across it, then that is most likely your problem. Compare the front tires to the back ones, use a coin to see the difference, stick it in the tread groove and note where the tread comes on the coin. The grooves in the tread move snow away and once they are full the tires rides up on the snow instead of staying on the road. If you are unsure stop at a tire shop and get them to help check it out ( 3/32 inches is the minimum I think).
If these are good then you could have a brake caliper starting to go bad. They will seize up and stop working. When that happens the brake pressure transfers to the wheel that works. This will make the car pull to the side that works. So if the back brakes are good and the tires and good enough I would look at replacing the LEFT brake caliper. That would be the one sticking.
If you are travelling on roads that produce a noticable lean inside your car this could also be at least part of the problem. The car would tend to slide with the lean but if the roads appear flat then it's not likely the problem. Roads are "crowned" to be about 2% off level to help water run off but as a rule this shouldn't be the problem.
Hope this helps.

Jan 08, 2011 | Ford Aerostar Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

No real problems, just shopping for the best tires for Wisconsin winters. This is my second Chevy Lumina, the first was a 96, which was hit by a drunk driver while parked, and destroyed...nobody...


Make sure you get snow tires not all seasons. Get a tire with a "Mud and Snow" tread design. It may also be called M&S. If you experience a lot of icy conditions, give serious thought to getting them studded. Todays new tread designs give you the traction you will need to wade through snow but not the road noise that there used to be. Look for deep lugs with wide gaps between them to move snow out of the tire track. That way you will be the guy driving home while the other guy's are waiting to get towed out. Hope this helps.

Sep 21, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

2 Answers

Where is the horn at on a 2006 ford taurus


Iside the front fender on the driver side, Plastic cover ahead of the front tire and its up in there. There is an airbag senser in there too don't knock it hard or you'll set off the airbag.

Sep 04, 2009 | 2006 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Grumbling Noise


yes it could cause the noise also having 80% tread is not good on the transfer case as it will constantly be putting stress on it. replace your fronts with matching tires and the noise should go away

Jun 11, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

Wheel Bearings??


hard to. Tires also can cause the same noise if they have diagonal tread wear. check them first. run hand around tread in one direction then the other. If rough in one direction, suspect tires for noise.

Feb 27, 2009 | 1993 Ford Explorer Limited

1 Answer

2006 Ford Taurus


have the front brake checked it sounds like a warped rotor

Dec 19, 2008 | 2006 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Ford Taurus Logo

222 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...