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Q: Fan sounds like it is hitting something.

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

A: Hi there. It sounds like maybe you have a b...

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.

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