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Thought it was a tension pully....

I have a 97' Ford F150. One day last week it started making a loud sqealling /grinding noise. I thought it was a tension pully but that didn't word. Then I replaced the idler pully, That didn't work either. While replacing the two pully's that weren't the problem I found a bearing on the floor under my truck.. I have no idea where it came from. Any ideas??? Thank You

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  • rda2 Feb 09, 2009

    Have a sqealing, then sometimes grind/chirp. Removed the belt, and still have the same noise. 2000 4.2L

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    could also be the alternator locking up causing the squeel

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    it could be your cooling fan clutch!

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    i would hate to think it was the rear alternator bearing, that would be too obvious , i'm sure you spun all the pulleys when you had the belt off , how big of a bearing was it , was it in tact ?

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How many km or miles on it if over 140 000km then should be needing an alternator the brushes should be down to springs .and the bearing could of been out of the idler pulley back side

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