Is it my water pump

Asked by Apr 19, 2016 at 09:27 AM about the 2002 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is making a weird scratching noise under the
hood on the passenger side and it's has a bad
smell like burning rubber also there's a light on on
the dash that looks like an engine light

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Hard to say until you look. May be a bad idler pulley, could be the water pump. Sounds like the belt is getting burnt up from what-ever is hanging up. I wouldn't be driving it until it is fixed.

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