2010 Ford Escape sounds like a lawn mower when started or accelerating

Asked by GuruSJC64 Jun 24, 2019 at 02:21 PM about the 2010 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Escape didn’t have this problem before I
changed my fan (which was broken and I
don’t believe is the cause). When in neural
and rolling there is no noise, only when I turn
it on and driving. It’s so bad my friends can
hear me coming from down the street, and at
this point I’m nervous to drive because I
don’t want to end up on the side of the road.
I don’t know much about cars so it could be
from the exhaust despite my belief of it
coming from under the hood.
-
Also have leaking issues from under the
glove box! Yikes...

3 Answers

85,265

Someone will have to inspect it. A hole in an exhaust pipe or resonator can be loud. That leak under you glove box is likely a heater core, is there an odor with it? If not, it might be the heater core box condensation drain is clogged up.

Darn. I just took my car in for other problems, I guess I will have to go back. I think there is something wrong with front drainage. Every time it rains I will have a puddle or wet interior. When it was cold out it got to the point where after heavy rain had gotten in, i had an ice puddle frozen on the floor. When it was warmer and rained I ended up with mold in my car. No other oders other than when I had mold.

85,265

There are a couple rain channels or gutters you can try and clean out, also remove the cowl vent/screen and clean the windshield drain area. There are videos on youtube for "How to clean a clogged windshield drain", might be something simple like leaves or debris causing the water to get into your vehicle.

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