Need Help?

2003 Mercury Marauder Base 4dr Sedan

2003 Mercury Marauder
Trim Info:
Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

December 7, 2012, 10:28 pm

Gregory J

Question: Whats that noise

Tinny sounding clanking noise at cold start

December 12, 2012, 8:25 pm

Richard W
Expert Mechanic

It could be piston slap or lifter noise. I would try some oil additive for the lifters. If it still makes the noise I would have a shop look at it.

0/0 users found this helpful.

December 13, 2012, 2:51 pm

Gregory J

Could it be timing chain tensioners?

0/0 users found this helpful.

December 13, 2012, 10:20 pm

Richard W
Expert Mechanic

It could be. Some of the years did have problems.

0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…