2005 Ford Escape XLT (Rattling sound coming from engine compartment)

greekian123greekian123 Member Posts: 1
edited September 2015 in Ford
When I start my car a rattling sound will occur after a couple seconds. I have pinpointed the sound coming from the left side of my engine compartment (If you are at the front of my car and looking left). I do not know what it is. What I do know is that it only occurs during lower RPM's, during idle, and will stop rattling when I turn my A/C on. Has anyone ever heard of my situation before. If so, please inform me on what it is because I really dislike the sound and want to get it taken care of before something worse happens.


  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,697
    Any report of noise like this needs to be investigated first hand. It is easy to guess that the AC clutch and/or pulley bearing is failing but that is nothing more than a guess and should not be used to try and get estimates or whatever. Time and again shops have to deal with the situation where someone takes what a third party has told them blindly and attempt to fix what is really wrong with the car and still try to keep the owner happy too. It's a recipe for failure by starting out with someone guessing, even if they guess correctly.

  • hollywood_823hollywood_823 Member Posts: 4
    From my own personal opinion from mechanical experiences I would agree with "thecardoc3" that it most likely is the A/C clutch. 
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