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97 ford taurus sedan has ticking or clicking noise you start hearing around 30 mph and increases frequency with vehicle speed up and down also turns to vribration you can feel in the seat of you pants, in drive or coasting in netural. I jacked one side up in front and rotated the wheel forward and backward seems to be a noise of something hitting in the transmission.

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Sound like worn cv joints.

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Though this responce may be out of place n regards to an issue I had w/ my 97' astro van. It continued hearing a (rather annoying) clicking - ticking noise that would increase in speed (& just slightly louder) when I pressed on the accelerator, but when letting off, it would always slow back down to what it sounded like at idle speed. This went on for quite a long while, until I "shockingly" found that, in fact, that one of the wires (if I recall, it being the main coil wire) was arcing/sparking (clicking-ticking noise) on the transmission fill tube or dipstick tube. You could see the tiny spark as it was happening only at night or w/ very low light. Just fyi, don't do as I did, by attempting to move or touch the wires as the vehicle is running or even when cranking the engine over to start! Haha, okay laugh it up, but if it happens to you (or when) you'll surely find it to be a rather "shocking" experience!!
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