Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Fan sounds like it is hitting something.

asked by on

My car is making a noise like the fan is hitting something. My Check Engine light is also on.

Hi there. It sounds like maybe you have a bearing worn out on a pulley or the fan bearing may be worn out. This will definitely cause the pulley or fan to sound like if it hitting another component on the vehicle. I would have a technician from YourMechanic come out and inspect your fan and pulleys for damage and inspect the Check Engine light on the dashboard.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car makes ticking sounds

Without being able to hear the noise, it will be hard for me to offer an accurate assessment. A common issue for a ticking or clicking noise from the dash is a faulty climate control stepper motor. The Mercedes...

Q: Car jumping when driving

I'm not sure what you mean by jumping. If you mean the vehicle is jerking, then the issue may be an engine performance problem. If the Check Engine Light is on, the first step is to retrieve the stored diagnostic...

Q: My driver's seat rocks back and forth, do I need to replace the whole seat?

Depending on the construction of the seat and how it is fastened to the floorboard, you may be able to just replace the bracket holding the seat down. Inside your seat is a frame that is surrounded by cushions. In...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.