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2006 Ford Fusion SE: cyl..000 miles..initial acceleration..first gear…

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I just bought a 2006 Ford Fusion SE, 4 cyl auto with 12,000 miles on it. It had a perfect autocheck report and I had my mechanic check it out and there were no problems. It makes a growling noise upon initial acceleration in first gear, and there is substantial engine acceleration noise until getting to the upper gears, then it's fairly quiet. I'm concerned about this noise, but it's been many years since I've had a 4 cylinder vehicle. If this is normal, is there anything I can do to make it quieter? If not, what should be looked at?
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Since I cant hear it to make a comparison if its normal or excessive. I suggest you compare it to a exact vehicle to see if yours is with specs or excessiveley loud. If yours is worse then I suggest you start by checking for damaged engine or transaxle mounts as well as the same concerns for the exhaust system. You will also want to inspect for heat shields loose or damaged on the exhaust system.

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