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My 2002 ford windstar 3.8L engine makes a grinding noise does not stay running and stalls out.

Arnold schmidt Jan 03, 2013 Adding more information to the question above..2002 ford windstar..The vehicle has 250k on the motor. I removed main Serpintine belt to eliminate water pump, alternator,power steering, and idler and tension pulleys. The noise is still there. When the engine is really warmed up it will idle and run more smoothly although the noise is still there. I put the code tester on and it said to replace camshaft censor---which we did but it did not make any difference. That is about all that we have done so far. Hope someone has some ideas. Thankyou

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At 250k your camshaft bushes/bearings could be worn. Could also be poor oil pressure. I would check for that first

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this may be a belt alignment issue, check the relative position of all the pulleys to one another, there may be a recall on this issue, contact your local dealer.

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no, you may have the wrong part.

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check tensioner pulley, or what pulley did you check?

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have u checked the dampner pulley,it may b coming apart. if it only squeaks with the a/c on then it's your a/c clutch pulley.

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