Electric Motor Sound

Asked by Mar 18, 2015 at 03:28 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

So my Ford Taurus recently started sounded like it had an electric generator, like what a hybrid makes. But there is no electric motor in it, you'll here the engine, and on top of the engine sounding normal, you will hear what sounds like an electric motor kick on with it, or just after it.

The more I push the gas, the louder it sounds, I let up on the gas, it is less and less. I'm thinking maybe a fuel pump or something, but it's just weird, any thoughts?

12,390

a sound like that could be one of the pulleys on the serpentine belt. if a bearing is going out in something, it would make a sound like that and it would change with engine rpm. pull the belt and check all the pulleys/bearings, even the belt tensioner bearing.

Your Answer

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 14,859 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,850.

ZIP:

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,280
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
555 Great Deals out of 35,109 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer
1,092 Great Deals out of 70,940 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,857 Great Deals out of 212,987 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Mustang
564 Great Deals out of 36,556 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,051 Great Deals out of 63,776 listings starting at $880
Used Honda Accord
1,106 Great Deals out of 65,894 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Camry
968 Great Deals out of 91,142 listings starting at $300
Used Ford Focus
789 Great Deals out of 57,535 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Maxima
324 Great Deals out of 22,474 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Escape
1,055 Great Deals out of 100,929 listings starting at $850

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
755 listings starting at $15,965
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
90 listings starting at $14,900
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
216 listings starting at $9,999
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
109 listings starting at $6,950
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
125 listings starting at $6,788

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.