2003 Ford Taurus, Vulcan V6 (OHV), 40k miles. I picked it up in January, occasionally I would hear a “chirp” sound with the engine running. I assumed it was the serpentine belt and replaced it. It seemed to help.
Today the chirping started once the car was warmed up. I did some research and discovered the chirp sound is a symptom of a worn synchronizer. I checked with a mechanics stethoscope and verified the chirp is coming from the area of the synchronizer.
I’m debating doing the repair myself, regardless I won’t do the repair until the weather warms up. It not my primary car, but I would still like to drive it a couple times a week. The chirping is intermittent for the moment. Am I risking anything driving it as is? Does anyone have a ballpark estimate for the repair?
Thanks in advance,