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I have a 1998 crown victoria and I done replaced both pulleys and belt on it and it still squeaks real loud, even when i give it more gas ,what else could it be

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A squeaking or squealing sound from a car's belt can often mean that the belt tensioning needs adjusting. Often this is done by adjusting the alternator. I don't know for your particular car, but I would check a service manual for that.

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Crown Victoria

when you hold the accelerator does the vehicle stay running? if so the problem is in ithe IAC idle air control motor, take a small screw driver and using the handle tap the iac motor and usualy the motor will kick in and the vehicle will run fine then if the problem is rectified replace the IAC

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SOURCE: 1998 ford crown victoria fuse box diagram

it should be in your owner manual. if not, I can look up something for you but can't post illustrations to this site.

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SOURCE: 05 XL-7 I changed my old belts (with no squeaking)

Take a bar of soap at touch it on the side of belt when it is running. Becareful!!! or spray some WD40 on it. Should stop it. If not it must be something wrong with whatever it is running. If that is a serpentine belt spray it. Soap is good on v-belts.

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SOURCE: Jeep cherokee country tensioner pulley noise

May be a weak tensioner that needs replacing. Make sure you clean pulleys well with brake cleaner or similar as well. I have had one with similar problem, that Gator back belt was causing it. I'm not 100% convinced that a notched belt will get as good a grip as a complete rib all the way around the belt. Just doesn't add up to me. If you compare that to tire grip, then you'd be telling me that snow tires would work better on the Nascar circuit?

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  • I have posted the diagram you need to reference. In red I have indicated the tension pulley.
  1. Take a socket and ratchet (breaker bar works best) or a wrench and put it on the bolt of the tension pulley.
  2. Now you want to tug to the left until the tension on the belt loosens and then carefully let the tension pulley go back to it's normal position.
  3. Now take the old belt and compare it to the new belt. Make sure the tracks, length and width match up.
  4. Put the new belt on on the pulleys as indicated in the diagram leaving the tension pulley for last.
  5. Now put your ratchet or wrench back on the pulley and pullback on it again and put the belt on it.
  6. Now start the engine and inspect the belts rotation.
  7. If the old belt did not completely snap the I would throw it in the trunk. It beats sitting on the side of the road sometime should the new belt break.
  8. That's it, job complete.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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