1999 Ford Explorer Loud Squeaking noise


Suspension problem
1999 Ford Explorer 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 181006 miles

I took my car to get the oil changed and the tires rotated. The car place called me and said I needed my Serpentine belt replaced. I said okay. I got the car back and it sounds like my whole front end is going to fall off. There is a loud squeaking noise when I turn the steering wheel, go over a bump, do anything besides drive straight. I took the car back and now they tell me that I need the two main springs in the front of the car replaced. $600 for parts and labor. Does any of this sound familiar? Could it be something with the Serpentine belt? Brake Fluid? Disc Brakes? Just wondering.

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Monday, December 3rd, 2007 AT 10:53 PM

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Hi there,

It sounds like they have fitted the wrong serpentine belt or set it up incorrectly. As for the springs, strange how it was fine while they did a service and all of a sudden there no good. Make sure the belt is the correct length as it sounds like it is not driving the P/Steer pump with enough tension, as the wheel is turned and demand is required by the pump it is slipping, as will the alternator etc.

Mark (mhpautos)

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