Last post on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:28 PM
You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#32 of 37 Re: Whining (?) noise from '05 Montego [scooby22]
Aug 28, 2010 (11:59 am)
The procedure for my 2008 Sable (which is similar to your 2005 Five Hundred) as found in the owners manual:
1. Start engine and let it run until the temp is between H and C on the temperature gauge.
2. While engine idles turn steering wheel left and right several times.
3. Turn engine off
4. Check level in reservoir. It should be between MIN and MAX. Do not add fluid if between these limits.
5. If below the MIN, add proper fluid in small increments until the correct level is reached
6. Replace cap if removed.
#33 of 37 humming noise ford five hundred
Mar 06, 2011 (3:55 pm)
I have just a 2005 Ford Five Hundred AWD Limited with 200,000 miles. Engine is quiet, transmission is quiet. Here is the problem. It makes a humming noise when driving. Sounds like it is coming from the back. No vibrations. Just noise. I have never had an AWD before and dont know what is normal. It reminds me of four wheel drive sounds. I live in small town Ky and I dont trust the local Ford dealer if I have no clue what it is. Any ideas? Drive shaft tight and no wiggle when checking bearings. Previous owner had hitch but on so I assume it pulled something.
#34 of 37 Re: humming noise ford five hundred [siobhan4409]
Mar 06, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Sounds to me that you have a wheel bearing noise. Does it get louder the faster you drive? It may not be as simple to diagnose as it may sound I had that problem with my car when I first got it. They tried everything and even though the bearings did not have play they replaced one at a time until it was solved. I was lucky that it was all under warranty.
#35 of 37 humming noise ford five hundred
Mar 07, 2011 (4:39 am)
it does seem to be effected by speed. I read up on what people say and tried to see if it changed when turning. It didnt. will see about changing bearings. Thank you.
#36 of 37 Re: humming noise ford five hundred [siobhan4409]
Mar 07, 2011 (8:10 am)
I will be curious to know if it is in fact a wheel bearing.
#37 of 37 Re: '05 500 hundred [drashmore]
Jul 28, 2011 (8:28 pm)
I have the same issue. For me this just started about a month ago (6/2011). I have a 2005 Five Hundred with about 33,000 miles. It makes a smacking sound about 6 times in the dash coming from the passenger side when I start the car. It happens each and every time I start the car no matter how long the car has been turned off (even only 60 secs). Having the climate control system turned on or off when starting makes no difference. I took it for an oil change and the mechanic there said I should change the cabin filter. So much for what he knows: The car has no cabin filter. Anybody have an idea what's causing it or how it can be fixed?