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My 2005 Taurus started making a noise. It sounds like it's coming from the back pulley. Maybe like a bearing going bad. What does this pulley run?

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Have someone check it, the noise may be your a/c compressor clutch. Or it may be as simple as needing a new serpentine belt. I would have it checked by a mechanic first, then go from there.

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