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Intermittent squealing under the hood

Starting auto mainly in morning there is a continuous squealing stops when engine warms up

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last month is not that long ago I would take it back the the guys who did the water pump and have them look at it it could be as simple as a loose hose clamp or a hose that has fatigue and is starting to leak.

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SOURCE: I have a '99 Ford F150 and the main belt snapped.

It would appear that some device that is belt driven is stalled. Find the pulley that doesn't want to turn. If they all turn (except the crank shaft of course) replace the belt and see what happens. If you do find a pulley that will not turn, you will have to repair what ever it it --- water pump - alternator- A/C - air pump - power steering or other device.

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SOURCE: Engine noise {squeal ] Ford 4 L 2001 . Engine

powersteering pump going out if not waterpump one of those pullys on the front of those going bad

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SOURCE: 2001 escape squealing noise when engine is under presure

Use a mechanic's stethoscope to locate the culprit sqeal. Have a technician rev the engine, in order to produce the squeal. Lay the stethoscope tip utop the water pump, nearest the armature. Locate squeal in this fashion against the idler pulley(if applicable), the alternator, the air conditioner compressor, power steering pump (if applicable), the cam shafts (if applicable), and finally the crank. This will help isolate the location of the squeal.7_20_2012_9_07_34_pm.jpg

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