Hey Guys (and Gals, must be politically correct :) ), I've got a problem
that's got my stumped.. here's the details of the car, the problem is
97 Taurus GL, 3.0 Vulcan engine, ~110,000 miles.
I've been having the groaning noise under moderate braking coming from the
front end, it's a low pitched groan, but it seems to be only when there is a
moderate or heavy braking application. I also sometimes experience a sharp
"crack" noise (coming from the passenger side) when doing tight turns (just
one crack)... I'm not sure if the two are related...
I thought that the crack noise was a strut bearing, so I replaced struts,
springs, and bearings on both sides (they were due for a change anyway).
I've also recently had the wheel bearings changed, so I'm pretty sure it
isn't that, and the brakes/rotors are quite new..
The groaning noise doesn't happen all the time (it's hard to explain the
sound, it sounds like twisting metal in a car crusher kindof), my first 5-10
minutes in the car it doesn't show, and then it starts...
What should I be checking for? anyone had a similar experience?