91 Escort GT Engine Noise
Hi, I've recently noticed a strange noise coming from my engine compartment... I think. I noticed that when I was at a stop I could hear a noise almost like a light grinding... or a clunking/knocking seemingly coming from the passenger side of the engine compartment. When I start driving again the sound seems to go away. Either that or it gets quiet enough that the road noise overwhelms it. I originally thought it was coming fom the area of the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, etc. None of those belts are going bad, none are leaking and all SEEM to be working fine. Also, I noticed the noise getting a LOT louder when I put the car in reverse from a parked position and back up slowly (I have a manual shift car). Also, the car has been missing a little lately in high acceleration, or high speed turns, but I thought this was just because it needs a tune-up pretty badly. A couple of days before I noticed the noise I hit a curb with the passenger side wheel, but not very hard, and I am not sure if it has anything to do with it at all.
Any help will be much appreciated.