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What is the clicking sound I have while idling. Maybe a valve or ring problem?

The Escape has 59k miles. Just had all the fluids changed, but this was happening before. Also, when turning a corner I hear a whooshing sound.

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Likely a valve. If it only happens when idling, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Most cars do that as they get older.

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

Testimonial: "I thought it might have something to do with the valves. What about the rings. Could they make that noise?"

  • Daniel Kring
    Daniel Kring Apr 28, 2015

    No, rings would be a very nasty scraping/crunching sound.



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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Escape whooshing noise when accelerating

Sounds like the fan clutchis driving the fan all the time, and therefore at a higher speed than it used to.

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