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Airplane like noise?

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by gmader, June 21, 2011.

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      On several occasions now, my 2006 Explorer XLT 2WD when hot or cold, sounds like an airplane when initially accelerating from a stop. It has 65k on it. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
       
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      Welcome To The Forum, Does the sound get louder at faster speeds?
       
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      No, it goes away after a few seconds...
       
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      its the clutch fan that is fully engaged on startup and disengages once the PCM gets engine temp readings.
       
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      Is the clutch fan going bad? I never heard the noise until recently and have owned the vehicle since new. It now has 65k on it.
       
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      I'm not sure, you can take a look at it and see if there is a grease like material coming out of the clutch. Are you getting hotter then normal temperatures? Does it make the noise only at startup or every time you come to a stop? It could be the PCM kicking the fan into high gear cause engine temps are getting warmer then normal.
       
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      fan clutch, they can do this during the hot days if you shut down the vehicle and the clutch is engaged, you hear it for a few when restarted.

      also check coolant, make sure its full, etc.
       
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      Mine definitely does it in the summer when I start the truck with the a/c on. Sounds normal. It goes away after a minute or so.
       

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