99 Taurus noise problem


Old 07-07-05, 10:19 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 51
99 Taurus noise problem

This is a continuing problem - I've been here with it before. It's a '99 Taurus wagon with a squealing/whining sound coming from the left front wheelwell area. Sounds something like an ambulance siren, kicks in and out around 25 mph. As the car slows, so does the sound. The brakes and tires are new so nothing there - my mechanic's scratching his head. Could it be something rotational or is it an airflow noise? Inquiring minds would like to know
Sponsored Links
Old 07-07-05, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 923
Bad bearing?... though that would give more of a howling or growling noise.
Old 07-07-05, 11:14 AM
Lugnut's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kansas City, Missouri.
Posts: 1,172
Check your wheel well inner fender for missing anchors. 20 mph winds might be pushing the plastic fender liner into the tire tread or side wall.
Old 09-29-05, 08:38 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 51
For anyone curious enough to read this thread, the problem turned out to be a lump of dirt trapped between the ABS sensor and the inner part of the wheel bearing. Dirt removed - noise gone!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes