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Squeals, battery dies out, I just replaced the water pump and belt.

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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

Testimonial: "Thank you. I will get with my son and check your suggestions. I just recently bought him this vehicle. I knew that he would have some repairs coming but I don't think he expected them so soon. I am a single mom trying to show him how to do repairs himself, to save money. This is his only vehicle and also a project in process. I am wondering if I should send him to a auto mechanics school to help him in the future."

  • fordexpert Jan 02, 2014

    If you have a local Community College, Auto Shop would be useful. Check out the Internet for local classes that are Overall content, rather than intense exposure. As a kid I was in the same situation. I was lucky to have a Relative who owned a Garage and let me do Oil changes and Clean-up while learning things. There are CD tapes of mechanical repairs in Parts Stores. Perhaps a Big Brothers Program could hook you up with someone to show him how to do things.

  • Julie Gaspard Jan 06, 2014

    I appreciate all your help. It was the air pump pulley. Before buying my son this Bronco, he had a Jeep Liberty. I will call it a thing, because that thing did nothing but cost me money every time I turned around. Luckily throughout the year that I owned the thing, I found a mechanic, a good christian and went to the same church. He did all the repairs on the thing and he knew the last repair was going to actually be my last on that thing. So I took the Bronco to him, he let my son watch him change it. He also went through it to see if we had any other issues that might be coming up. He also told my son that if he ever had any questions on how to do something, he could always go by and ask. God is good, you know!!



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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.
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