what would cause loud bangs under hood

Asked by Nov 22, 2013 at 04:56 PM about the 1997 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car started having loud banging noises under hood when driving.  What could cause this?

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A throw rod comes to mind first, then it could be a broken vibration damper or a bad belt tensioner assembly.

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Could be a bad strut or strut mount. Could also be worn bushings or ball joints. HTH. -Jim

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