Question about Ford Explorer Sport
I have a 1997 Ford Explorer. I live in Wisconsin and its really cold here. When its been really cold, when I would start my truck, it would whine pretty loud until warmed up. Today, like any other day it did the same thing, but when I went to get in, I noticed the temperature gauge pinned on Hot and the check gauge light was on, also the battery voltage was low and the headlights didn't look quite as bright. I shut the truck off and started it back up, started just fine. Please can someone help me out, I know very little about these things.
The loud whine you speak of indicates one of two things a bad serpentine belt or alternator, The first thing would be to check the belt.Look for cracks worn spots or glazing. If the belt looks ok then take the belt off and start the engine for a minute or so and listen for noise.
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