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Loud squeal, idles low then cuts off ramdomly

Just started making a squeal noise, the noise will go away then come back, no pattern to it, just does it... when at a stop light or stop sign or just sitting and idle the car will turn off. The car turns back on no problem.. I was told by 1 mechanic it was not the belt, possibly transmission bolts???? Another mechanic said the flow to air filter clogging??

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Let go with actually diagnosing the issue,
not speculation from a mechanic who says
a clogged air filter & if that was the case, doesn't
show you & install a new one with your permission

You own the car,wouldn't you know if the air filter
was in the car 3 or 4 years, Even them it wouldn't
be clogged & you should be checking & taking care
of that simple task yourself

I would say alternator bearings,water pump,drive accy
belt pulleys,have to go with common sense,what turns &
wears out & makes a noise

If the trans flywheel was loose you would loose the correct
cylinder recognition data from the crank sensor

Almost pays to just break down verse deal with todays mechanics

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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SOURCE: 2004 ford taurus. Had battery and belt replaced. cuts off

yes on both accounts. you can by pass the compressor by getting a serpentine belt for a non air conditioned car.Why do you feel that the a/c compressor is the problem? 

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SOURCE: My 2002 Ford Taurus will shutter and die when

the idle air control valve is responsible for engine idle.
this is a common failure on ford's. but I don't think yours is bad because it does idle high befor it dies.
you stated you had codes p0171 and p0174 these are lean codes for bank one and two, you said you found a vacuum leak and repaired it, the vacuum leak was mostly likely the cause of the lean codes, however the pcm has calibrated the fueling stategy for this lean mixture, what you need to do is erase the KAM "keep alive memory" this is done by unhooking the negative battery cable for 60 seconds, this is the only way to erase the KAM the $6000.00 machine I use wont even do it.

once the KAM is clean the computer will go into a relearn state and all operating values will be adjusted for the vehicles current condition, during this relearn session the vehicle may have some driveability issues (low or high idle, stalling, poor fuel economy) the relearn should complete within 10 minutes of idling and then 10 minutes of driving.

good luck and keep me updated

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SOURCE: 2007 Ford expedition won't start

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Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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