99 Taurus front end noise, transaxle???
I had a noise start in my drive train coming from what I believed was a front wheel bearing. Earlier, I jacked the car's front end and ran the engine up to about 1500 RPM in gear with only one wheel at a time turning. The right hand (passengers) side seemed to be noiser than the right. And being hearing challenged, locating just where it comes from while drivng is impossible for me.
I really thought it was the wheel bearing so I changed it yesterday. YUP, it was a learning experience. To make matters worse, it did not fix the problem. The noise is getting louder, more like a wow-wow-wow type. I dread pulling the thing down again but the noise is starting to bother me.
OH, when I purchased this thing, I bought it on the cheap. Was an old special service police car but it had very low mileage of 79K last year. The dealer told me he replaced the half shaft on the side where the noise is coming from. I am thinking of just ripping it out and replacing it.