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2005 Escape engine making growling sound

Turned my car on and it all of a sudden began making this kind of growling noise under the hood. I've tried to find solutions and the best I've come up with is the water pump. There are no engine lights on, the car runs at a normal temperature, and it seems to run fine when it's driving. It just sounds horrible when it's idling, especially right when it's started.

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  • Jackie Wyatt Apr 20, 2013

    The check engine light is NOT on. And the spark plugs and wires were changed less than a year ago.

  • Jackie Wyatt May 15, 2013

    Finally took it in, bad A/C compressor. Compressor replaced, runs fine now.

  • Jackie Wyatt May 15, 2013


    Turns out it was a bad a/c compressor. Had it replaced, runs fine now.

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I believe it is the power take off unit (PTO).......
Can be a bit pricy to replace....

I hope this helps...

Posted on May 15, 2013

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map sensor. check your spark plugs, wires, etc. maybe a loose wire plug. did u mention check engine light, i wonder can you tell me what diagnostic code came up. go to ur nearest auto parts if u dont have a scanner. and pull them codes out.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford Taurus V6 noise underhood appears to be belt

Sounds like a bad idler pulley,or belt tensioner. Most likely not water pump since the check engine light is not on. Altho it couold be the water pump and for some reason (bad sensor, burnt out light) the check engine isnt coming on. Either way it would be best to have it looked at.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Ford Escape engine light on/blinking, faint knocking noise

If your check engine light came on when the problem occurred, then you need to have the diagnostic codes read. I am cheap, so I would suggest going to an Advance or Auto Zone, they will read the codes and interpret them for you in hopes of selling you the part that will fix it. Good Luck. I hope you find this very helpful!

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Ford Escape 2003. Engine suddenly overheat.

Engine over heating can be caused by a number of things. When you say the water pump and radiator appear to be ok I am also guessing that you checked the coolant level to make sure it is normal.

If the level is low then you obviously have a leak. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. If the level is normal then you need to check the thermostat to make sure it is opening properly. To do this, run the motor to temperature and check the top and bottom hoses. They should both be hot and firrm once the thermostat opens meaning the circulation loop is operating properly. If the top is hot and firm and the bottom is cold/soft or collapsed then the thermostat isn't opening.

If the thermostat is operating properly then you ned to look for some other obstruction or cause for coolant loss. Check the head/intake gaskets, hose connections, hoses, over flow tank, radiator fins, radiator side tanks etc..

Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1991 Ford F150 xlt Lariat 5.0 engine Fuel pump

Had a problem like this before and it was the computer..But you could faintly smell something like burnt wires..The computer should be down by the kick panel on the driverside..See if you smell anything on that side

Posted on Sep 08, 2011

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