8th Sep 2010, 02:23

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus SES, the non-24 valve engine.

I have a chirping, or chipmunk type sound coming from what seems to be the belt area. It had a brand new belt put on before this started happening and it's not the new belt. Just wondering if anybody knows of anything? Or is it the cam sensor thing? Also does anybody know why when I have my A/C on and am idling in drive, like at a stop light, it will sometimes act like it wants to kill?

8th Sep 2010, 22:25

I had a funny chirping sound near my belt a while back. The belt tensioner had to be replaced. With the engine off, just push on the belt and see how far it pushes in. Should be like an inch. If the belt tensioner is bad, the belt will feel really loose, and will push in three or four inches.

19th Oct 2010, 11:35

I just purchased a used single-owner 02' Taurus from a dealer with 83K on it. Test driving the car, it seemed OK except the A/C blower motor was a little loud.

The minute I got home the oil light came on. I called the dealer immediately and took it in the next day for them to look at it. They had me change out the oil pressure sensor. I did that the next day but the light still appears. I don’t believe I noticed it at the dealer because you have to drive it 5-6 miles to get the engine warmed up enough to trigger the problem. The light comes in only when sitting still (in park or in gear). Give it some gas and it turns off. Long story short, the dealer took care of me by providing a rental and eventually found the problem. They put the wrong oil in it causing the sensor to trigger thinking it didn’t have enough pressure.

Now, I can feel a vibration in the pedals that seems to “shake” every time the wheels rotate. The faster I go, the faster the shake, the slower I go, the slower it shakes. If I’m below 25 MPH, I can’t feel it. I can only feel it in the pedals and not in the steering wheel, so I’m clueless as to what it could be.

I am going to try to pull the blower motor, and see if I can lubricate the bearings on it to see if that fixes the noise like a previous person did on this post. If that doesn’t fix the problem I guess the next step will be to replace the blower motor.

25th Oct 2010, 06:39

19th Oct 2010, 11:35 - Updated.

I took the blower motor out (super easy). No matter what I tried, the sound would not go away. In a last minute effort, I ended up taking the motor completely apart. I sanded down the armature with fine grit sandpaper. Using 3-in1 oil, I lubed up the bearing on one end and lubed up the bushing on the other, & wiped everything down. I think the sound was a combination of the worn down armature + the brushes rubbing on it and the bearing that seems to be wearing out.

But after putting it all back together, the motor is now 75% or more quieter than what it was.

21st Dec 2010, 06:48

2002 Ford Taurus.

Anyone know how much it's going to cost to get the blower motor replaced. I can't do it myself, especially in this weather. It's pretty much buried up in the front somewhere.

1st Jan 2012, 01:51

I have a 2002 Taurus and have trouble with two lights. The trunk light stopped working. At first, it would light until the trunk was opened about 6 inches, and then went out once opened more. Any idea if this is a sensor and where the sensor might be? I believe the bulb is still good.

I have a similar problem with one of the lights over the license plate. It doesn't light if the trunk is open, but works fine once the trunk is closed. Any ideas on what the cause might be? I'm about ready to tear off all the trunk lining and check the wiring somehow. I'm wondering if it's related to the trunk light sensor. Don't know where this sensor is.

Any help would be appreciated.