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Ford Territory: Hi , I have 2005 tx ford territory awd 4 speed

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Hi , I have 2005 tx ford territory awd 4 speed auto. When it warms up, especially if I have been towing a trailer or caravan there is a whistling noise coming from the engine/gearbox area. The noise doesn't alter with speed or engine revs and it doesn't matter what gear I am in either. The vehicle has done about 230,000k's

Thank you
Kerry
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Curtis replied 1 year ago.
Would the noise occur at idle? Would it occur if you slipped the transmission into N?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes the noise occurs at idle and even if I slip it into N

Expert:  Curtis replied 1 year ago.
Can it be heard at say 60km/h with windows up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes and it is so loud that pedestrians can hear it.


 

Expert:  Curtis replied 1 year ago.
This is noise is from the fuel pump. It is due to the fuel pump cavitating. The only way to fix this is have the fuel pump unit replaced. The new units are revised to stop this cavitating. The fuel tank will need to be removed to replace the pump.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

OK. Thanks for that. I will have to wait until the weekend to have a look.

Expert:  Curtis replied 1 year ago.
No problem at all. Be sure to only replace with a genuine pump.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Curtis


Saturday Midday and have just taken the car for a test drive after fitting a new fuel pump and inline filter. Unfortunately the whistling noise is still there and just the same.


 


regards


Kerry

Expert:  Curtis replied 1 year ago.
Did you fit the pump alone or the whole unit incased in the white housing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes it was the whole unit compete with white housing and fuel level float. The old one was quite orange and brittle so it needed replacing anyway. I also replaced the metal inline fuel filter as the old one looked as though it had been on for some time.


 

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Curtis


 


I think I have found what the noise is. There are a couple of vacuum lines at the left hand rear of the engine and it would appear that this is where the noise is coming from. Anyway I will have to remove the air intake and have a closer look at it all.


 


regards


Kerry


 

Expert:  Curtis replied 1 year ago.
You can pin point it using carby cleaner to narrow down the leak.
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