Question about Ford Taurus
Hi, i think you have got 2 un-related problems with your car, so lets start with the whistling noise, now the noise you are hearing is going to be a dry bearing on one of the pulleys that the serpantine belt runs around, its usually one of the rollers but it could also be the ac pump or alternator pulley, one thing you can do to find out exactly which one is causing you the problem is to get hold of some spray lube and give one pulley a spray you need to spray the middle part at the front and back try not to get any spray on the outer part that the belt runs on or the belt as this will cause it to slip.
so give one pulley a spray in the middle at front and back use the straw you get with the spray to direct the spray into the middle where the bearing is then start the car if you still hear the noise move onto the next bearing keep doing this until the noise stops.
when the noise stop you will know whats causing the noise, now its up to you if you want to replace the pulley and bearing or just give it a spray everytime it gets noisy, it wont cause any damage spraying it say every 8 weeks or so and this would save you money on parts and labour. if how ever the noise is a rattling noise then this would mean the pulley needs replacing but for now it just sounds like it needs some grease spraying on it so thats what i would do for now.
now if you wanted it replacing your looking at about 10 uk pounds or about $20 US for the pulley and a couple of hours labour, to have it replaced but for now i would just give it a spray and you should be ok.
now for the washer pump, whats happened here is when you fill it up with washer fluid and water what happens is over time the fluid turns to a gel in the bottom of the washer bottle and this then causes blockages in the pump and the hoses running to the washer sprays what you can do is let the washer bottle run empty then fill it up with hot not boiling but really hot water then spray this through the whole system and this hould remove any gel build up, also you know where the washer jets are give these a good poke with a pin to remove any build up of gel that could be blocked in the end of the jets.
if after doing the above you still have low pressure then this could indicate the their is corrosion inside the pumps at the bottom of the washer bottle so if you still have low pressure then these will need replacing, dont buy them from main dealers go to a cheap car spares shop and buy their as they are a third of the price and work just as welll, also they are easy to fit as they are only pushed into rubber bungs in the bottom of the washer bottle and a couple of push fit wires.
I hope i have given you enough to be getting on with and you should get your problems solved with my advice but if you need any further help or if you have any further problems just give me a shout back and ill be glad to assist you further ok
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
Apply some belt conditioner on the serpentine belt and see if this corrects the whistle. If it does not stop the squeal then you will need to check for a loose pully wheel. It can also be the alternator about to fail, it will make noise like this before it fails. The windshield wiper spray nozzles will need to be cleaned out or replaced. Find a small safety pin and stick it into the nozzle to clear the build up inside it. If this does nont coorect the problem then replace the nozzle, they are very inexpensive. Check you battery and ensure that it is fully charged
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
Hi. Whistling noise on your truck should be coming from the belts. you mentioned also that when you turn the A/C On, noise becomes louder. Belts produces noise especially when it is old and ready to break down. I suggest try to replace all the belts first and see the results.
All the best!
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