Question about 1995 Ford Escort
I've got a chain dragging or change jingling sound in the driver side front area of my car. It's an old ford station wagon and I pulled the wheel off today to have a look. Nothing looks out of place, the only thing I noticed was the bar that connects shock housing to the sway bar has bad bearings. I could twist it by hand no problem and grease was exposed. It doesn't seem to me that this is what's making the noise however because the sound doesnt really change when going around corners, or hitting bumps. Any ideas what this could be? My first thought was broken wheel bearing jingling around metal as the wheel turns, but I'm not sure.
Does this sound occur while th engine is running and the car is sitting still? Or only while driving? If so look at the exhaust pipe under the engine, there is a section that looks like flexible pipe, at either end there is a thin washer-like connector or fastner is it dangeling from the pipe, if so that is probably your noise. I had the same jingling noisre in mine and that was the problem, I just cut it off and the noise never came back. Hope this helps, let me know.
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When checking to make sure noise is wheel bearings while driving vehicle at speed the noise is loudest (if possible) turn steering wheel back and forth enough to shift the weight of the vehicle from side to side and if it's a wheel bearing there should be quite a bit of difference in the noise.
If about the same noise check the wear pattern on the tires for flat spots or unusual wear pattern if there is rotate tires. If nothing still found jack up vehicle with all 4 tires of the ground. Use jack stands for this. Get some one in vehicle to run it at speed the noise develops, I use a long screw driver (2 feet long) as a stethoscope to find where noises come from. Try with and without 4 wheel drive if possible. Good luck cause noises can be a real pain in the b____.
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