Re: 93 Topaz ( Tempo ) 2300 Engine - Crank Pulley Rattle
"fgellis" <fgellis@con******t.com> wrote:
> I have a 1993 Mercury Topaz ( Ford Tempo ) with a 2300 4-cylinder engine.
> There is a rattling noise when the car is in gear and idling when the
> brake pedal is depressed. When the car is in park or when we accelerate
> and driving down the road the noise goes away. The noise is coming from
> the area of the crank pulley and is loudest under the car. We just
> purchased the car and it has over 150,000 miles. It doesn't seem to be a
> problem yet but it is rater noisey and irritating. Has anyone else had
> experience with this? I've looked at a number of things and replaced the
> automatic belt tensioner and still not sure what it is. Normally if it was
> a noisey rod, the noise would be ther all the time.
> Any help would be appreciated.
Like Jim said, common problem. There was a TSB issued back in
the 90s for the problem.