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Squeak in front of engine 2002 taurus

I have replaced the water pump, altenator, pulley tensioner and put 2 new belts on. I replaced the internal cam syncronizer when the car was bought 4 yrs ago. The noise is coming from the bottom of the engine on the passenger side. If I'm washing the engine and I spray the water down under the front, the car starts to act like it wants to die and when I remove the water its fine again. The noise gets worse if I drive through water.

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    I sprayed belt dressing and noise stopped but started again

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I assume that the noise changes with engine RPMs, not vehicle speed since you mention washing down the engine - something pretty hard to do if the car is going down the road-
Is it possible that what you describe as a squeak is instead a whistle? The symptoms you mention related to water could mean that an intake manifold gasket (or another part of the intake system) has a bad gasket and is causing a whistling noise from air being pulled in where it shouldn't happen. If the failed gasket is allowing water into the intake system, that would explain why the engine sounds like it wants to die. 
You might take a 2-foot length of vacuum hose or similar, hold one end to your ear and move the other end around the engine to see if you can more accurately isolate the source of the noise, be it squeak or whistle.    Obviously, don't hold the hose too tight in case you get tangled up with a belt or rotating part.
Good luck-

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