I have the same motor, but the 98 version. I have replaced the belt, tensioner and Idler pulley several times. With both dealer and after market parts. When it acts up, I'll check the pullies for play and the tensioner for misalignment. Other wise I live with it. Some seem to have that inherent squeaking noise.
As far as the acceleration noise, I need a better description. Having said that there was a problem with a pinging noise on cold acceleration. Mine does this. Ford's remedy was to replace the Computer and the mass air flow sensor with revised parts. I have been told that it doesn't always work by a few Ford guys. I also live with this noise! :Wink:
Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 AT 8:27 PM