• Tiny
  • billybobilly
  • 1996 Ford Explorer

Noises problem
1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

My 96' Exploder has had every moving part on front of engine replaced.I.E. Serpentine belt (4 times) tension idler (3 times) all pulleys at least once, water pump, alternator, etc. Etc. The squeeling does not go away. At an idle it is more like a chirp. Anyone have any ideas?
I've spent over $1000 trying to find out, but my mechanic is totally baffled!

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 AT 1:36 PM

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  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
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What is a common problem is thw A/C pulley bearing goes and makes noise, until one day. It siezes and eats the belt. Remove the serp belt and physicallt turn the a/c pulley, ANY roughness? Fords can be fixed with a junkyard pulley. One screw and a snap ring is all that hold it on, and you won't need to recharge the system. Cause you wont need to open it, replace the pulley with the compressor on the car!

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 AT 1:51 PM

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