Question about 1998 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I have a squeel that occurs after the car has been driven and is heated up and only when I push the gas, Any ideas?

Posted by on

  • bulldogchief
    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it could be a loose belt...when it starts squealing again, when you get to your destination, pop the hood and can rev the engine with the throttle cable...if it is the belt (and I really think it is), you shoudl be able to hear it there loud and clear.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 477 Answers

Bad bearing. Could be on Alternator , water pump , a/c compressor , belt tensioner , idler pulley , or power steering pump. have to open hood and listen where it is coming from. One trick is to cut a piece of hose about 2 feet long and put it to your ear than move other end around to different parts of the engine , you will be able to tell where the noise is the loudest.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Loud noise burning smell

Most likely a belt problem or a worn out tensioner. You left off the year, make, model and engine so it's a guessing gamet. Read this post on how to track down the source of noise
Diagnose squeaks creaks and squeals

Oct 05, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Squeeling noise

i think,its timing belt noise.

May 14, 2013 | 1992 Honda Accord

1 Answer

My car is squeeling in motor area

get a piece of hose, approx 4'-0 long, put one end at your ear, the other end at all pulleys driven by the belt, 1-alternator,2-waterpump,3-idler pulley, get the picture, this homemade stethescope will amplify the squeeking , find your problem, may be a bearing on that pulley , spray some wd 40 directly at center of pulley, a little goes a long way, donot get any on belt, also be very careful with engine running, when near belt it will hurt you in a heartbeat, stay away from fan also. now about that rpm, etc., that could be fuel related, change your air cleaner, fuel filter, wintertime brings out all the problems, buy some drygas, and fuel injector cleaner, put into gas tank, add a higher octane fuel, note: this gas with ethanol in it is causing problems ,especially with older cars, sooooo!!! good luck, ken

Jan 11, 2013 | 2003 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

My 92 honda civic dx over heated. one of the hoses burst from the over heating. i fixed the hose. now the engine will start and it will pick up speed right away but hen it will die down. not shut off but...

You need to have your engine temperature sensor tested, this tells the computer if the engine is hot or cold and allows the ECU to calibrate fuel delivery.
When the engine over heated this may have damaged this sensor.
Have it checked and let me know for further information.

Aug 22, 2011 | 1992 Honda Accord

1 Answer

On start up loud squel from one of belt driven components my it may be a top guide wheel the sound goes away but still can be heard under hood when open

Belt squeel is usually from a belt that is to loose and the pulley is slipping against the rubber creating the "squeel".
You will need to locate the belt tensioner and tighten it until you get a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch vertical flex of the belt at the center point between the pulley's.

Please vote if this helps

Aug 20, 2010 | 2008 Pontiac Torrent

1 Answer

The heater does not heat up the truck (the heater core is OK). The truck idle isolates when cold, normal when it heats up. The waterpump squeels loud for about a minute when cold and stops squeeling...

You need to tighten your fan belt,loosen the top and bottom bolts on the alterntor and pry it side ways until it is tight.If it still squeels then do it again to make it tighter.

Dec 14, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Escort Logo

46 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5687 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides