Question about 1995 Ford Bronco
Squeals, battery dies out, I just replaced the water pump and belt.
Let's assume water pump was replaced because of a bearing noise. Hopefully when the belt was off, you checked all of the pulleys and their bearings. Did you match up the old and new belt for length?
The tensioner bracket has a spring in the arm. The arm may come with or without the pulley, usually its cheaper to buy the complete unit than each piece separately.
If you go to one of the autoparts stores like Autozone, they will test your alternator on the Bronco free. Especially the Diode test.
Check your belt routing, and the ground wire, if any to the alternator.
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
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Posted on Aug 27, 2010
You should open the hood,put someone else in the car and have them rev the engine while you observe the engine because pinpointing it will really help.Even though you are not running the A/C,the compressor is still being turned by the belt.Also,right now I would make a diagram of the belt routing in case it breaks.Some cars do have a sticker with the diagram under the hood,usually toward the front.If you do not use your A/C much,the bearing may be hanging up as well as any part belt driven which you have not replaced and may be making it squeal.Also,if your compressor ends up seizing,and you do not use the A/C much,and is expensive to replace(which also happened to me),I searched and found another car with the same exact engine but was made with no A/C.I had a Buick and the substitute was a Chevy.Most of my answer is for future possibilities but for now just try to pinpoint it and go from there.Some cars just do squeal after time but you also had bogging and stalling which is not normal(obviously).Also inspect your belt.Check the edges for fraying.Check the width for cracks.Many small cracks fairly close together or a few large cracks a couple inches apart is cause for concern.If any of these are present,you should at least get a belt to keep in the car in case it snaps.I would put off replacing for now until you can figure out what is happening.My answers are usually lengthy because I try to inform,educate,and give almost every scenario which could happen so there is no surprise.
Good luck! Greg
Posted on Sep 21, 2010
Often these vehicles have a spring loaded tensioner, which you would have released to replace the belt. When the spring in the tensioner gets weak, causes a squeak.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
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