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Old 11-25-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
Fred
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Noises under carriage

Well, I cranked up the old 97 Aerostar the other day and after the engine
caught, for 2-3 seconds I heard a rumbling noise underneath - hard to tell
but sounds like coming from the back half of the van. It doesn't do this
every time. Anyone ever had this happen? How would be the best way to pin
point the problem, since it's intermittent.

Thanks!

Fred


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Old 11-25-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Noises under carriage

"Fred" <testing@testing1212mouse.com> wrote:

> Well, I cranked up the old 97 Aerostar the other day and after the
> engine caught, for 2-3 seconds I heard a rumbling noise underneath -
> hard to tell but sounds like coming from the back half of the van. It
> doesn't do this every time. Anyone ever had this happen? How would be
> the best way to pin point the problem, since it's intermittent.
>


Suspect exhaust piping, do tug and wiggle test.. have a tendency to break
at flange between cat and muffler


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Old 11-25-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Noises under carriage

And the whole exhaust system can drop to the pavement when it comes
apart there.

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Old 11-26-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Noises under carriage

Many thanks. I've got my wiggle face on and heading outside to check.

"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
news:Xns97194D72DA04Fpettyfogery@207.115.63.158...
> "Fred" <testing@testing1212mouse.com> wrote:
>
> > Well, I cranked up the old 97 Aerostar the other day and after the
> > engine caught, for 2-3 seconds I heard a rumbling noise underneath -
> > hard to tell but sounds like coming from the back half of the van. It
> > doesn't do this every time. Anyone ever had this happen? How would be
> > the best way to pin point the problem, since it's intermittent.
> >

>
> Suspect exhaust piping, do tug and wiggle test.. have a tendency to break
> at flange between cat and muffler
>
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!



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