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Old 11-14-10, 01:35 AM
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YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

When I got my serpentine belt replaced last weekend, I was thinking that would take care of the noise under the hood. However, it didn't.

My general mechanic told me he thinks the noise might be caused by the torque converter, but he doesn't do transmission work so he referred me to Aamco. Can anyone tell me whether the whistling means I will have to replace the whole converter or just get it serviced somehow? Do I just bend over at the transmission store and let them have their way with me?

P.S. Other than the whistling noise it's driving fine, haven't noticed the tach going up or anything like that.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

If it's a pleasant, folksy whistle, you may have Andy Griffith under there.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

Yo mama!

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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

I grew up with a mid-90's Taurus. It whistled for five or ten years. My mom complained about it sometimes. But it was never an actual problem.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

Originally Posted by Bronkster View Post
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That's really funny . . . so long as it isn't in my neighborhood.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

I just made a quick Google search of the Taurus forums. A few other people report that their car whistles when it's cold outside, but no one posted a solution. It also sounds like car mechanics are just telling people stuff to get them to move along.

If you've got a trustworthy mechanic, he's tested for the obvious things like vacuum leaks. Take to the transmission shop and have someone listen to it. If they think the transmission is good, drive the car and don't worry about it.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

it's got to be the Johnson rod. get that replaced ASAP.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

obviously, it doesn't know the words.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

Those whistling mufflers were a fad in the twenties. Interesting to see they've made a comeback.
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Those whistling mufflers were a fad in the twenties. Interesting to see they've made a comeback.
And don't forget the 80's whistling VW fad as well.
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Re: YACT: Whistling noise under hood, 04 Ford Taurus

a belt would have been my first guess as well. if it's not a belt, not sure what else it could be. be careful to who you bring it to, some transmission shops aren't that that reliable, or they might say it's broken when it's not. and, never tell them what you suspect, just the symptoms.
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