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?

11,170

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

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Electrical 3 answers

    My break lights and dash lights won't come on. My head lights, turn signals, back up lights and break lights work. Just not the running tail lights and dash. Can someone help me?

    Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Ford Taurus Electric Power goes off then comes back on 11 answers

    I am in the military and just got an assignment in Alpena Michigan. My 2000 Ford Taurus has started acting strange. On a couple hour trip I first notices the lights in the instrument panel started slo...

    2000 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is this a battery or an electrical issue?? 4 answers

    For the past couple of days when I tried to start my car, it's AS IF the battery is dead for a few minutes. The dash is blank, there are no sounds and the radio is dead, even when turning the key. A...

    2004 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Taurus - When I turn the defroster/heater/ac on there is a clicking sound - what's up? 1 answer

    There is a clicking sound coming from behind the steering wheel area. The air blows out all vents with the exception of the vents that blow on the windshield. Is this a motor or could something mayb...

    2008 Ford Taurus Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Okay I have a 1999 ford Taurus, I think I have an electrical problem, 3 answers

    Okay I have a 1999 ford Taurus, I think I have an electrical problem, My dome light stays on and everywhere I stop I have to unhook the battery in fear of the battery draining.. when I hook my battery...

    1999 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    General

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 20,434 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $699.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,870
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,930
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,725 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Explorer
944 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Ford Focus
546 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Maxima
306 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,394 Great Deals out of 93,563 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
810 listings starting at $18,379
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
367 listings starting at $15,999
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
102 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 174 listings starting at $9,500
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 189 listings starting at $7,989

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.