Lost power thewn now screeching and dying out

Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD MUSTANG
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My car ran great 1 day took boy to school lost power while turning corner, then got it started then started screeching sound, now parked when start starts fine then a couple mins later starts screeching then dies drags and dies out, changed bottom pulley, didnt work, checked start altenator, and been told its the water pump and powering steering pump nothing leaking and told cam shaft or cam shaft sensor no check engine light, please help!Thanks you
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Friday, December 23rd, 2011 AT 8:13 PM

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Tiny
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Are ALL the pulleys turning freely by hand?
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Friday, December 23rd, 2011 AT 8:31 PM
Tiny
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Is the belt tight? Is the tensioner working? Let idle and turn wheel hard into corner and see if power steering pump stops turning and squeals belt.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2011 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Will it run ok with belt off?
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Friday, December 23rd, 2011 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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Yes all are moving freely by hand, the pulley on the bottom was changed is that the tensioner?And noone has ran the car while belt was off just took belt off to test the pulleys, sounds bad like bearings are bad. Idk really anything about cars and guy who looked at it dt either. Why I need help!And dt wanna just buy parts I cant afford and cant take back. Thanks
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 1:03 AM
Tiny
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And its more of a screeching sound then a squealing sound I did l move tires bk and forth and it didnt do much but didnt do it really hard.I havent driven car still sitting.
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 1:05 AM
Tiny
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I'm assuming you mean screeching is coming from engine while sitting still? It could be the alternator bearing is failing/failed. You can use tube to ear to listen close and find exact place of sound.
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 5:02 AM
Tiny
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I tried that cant tell where its from, and I went to auto zone said the alternator was good, could it still be bad?I did buy a new battery. And could the bearing in ur waterpump be bad even with no over heating and make ur car loose power at first?Then it started the screeching really loud. And it did it while driving and sitting still. Thanks, and merry xmas!
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
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You had alternator tested on or off car?
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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Water pumps dont usually screech unless they are loose and leaking. Does the car have air it might be the compressor pulley bearing. Or the compressor itself since it functions to aid defrost.
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 11:41 PM
Tiny
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I dt think it is.I took all the belts off and its still making a loud screeching sound like a bearing or something, it starts perfect then does that and dies out locks up, before I took the belt off I pulled back and front in parking lot and it******* real bad and kept dying out so not driveable now, I dt get *** if no check engine light. Thanks
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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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Well after some checking the cam sensor is good suspect.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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It starts right up perfectly everytime then does the noise then dies out, like I said it******* real bad like was trying to lock up. Can the cas come on without a check engine light on though?Mines never came on. Im scared it is coming from the engine itself. ;(( Dt know.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 4:06 PM
Tiny
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What motor size is it?
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Its the v-6 3.8 l. Thanks
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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What transmission is it? Automatic?
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes sir it is.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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Check this out, and others there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTK3ejLGcP8
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 4:12 AM
Tiny
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Can that make your car loss power, die out and lock up and*****?Also can it be bad without a check engine light?Mine has never came on?Thanks
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
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Colud your transmission have something to do with the car sound and dieing gout while in park?Thanks
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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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Maybe. If torque converter is locking up in overdrive or some other internal part is locking? It might act like that? Have not had that exact experience myself. Try starting it in neutral and even jack up front wheels to see if they try to spin when it squeals.
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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 9:28 AM

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