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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:49 am 
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Hrmmm, I have a new water pump and I was getting sqeauling issues even with a new belt. I think it's due to bad adjustment though as the alternator bracket is rooted - at least I hope it is. I'll be p****d if it's the pump.
I only get a minor sqeal for half a second during startup now - and I'll be happy if it stays that way.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:22 pm 
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ha ha my bracket is wasted too, i got a spare car yesterday (it had a prang) i got it because its on gas but i'm going to get the bracket outta that and finally i'll be able to tighten the f**k'r up!

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:24 pm 
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bradders wrote:
ha ha my bracket is wasted too, i got a spare car yesterday (it had a prang) i got it because its on gas but i'm going to get the bracket outta that and finally i'll be able to tighten the f**k'r up!


LOL... why not take some more s**t while you're at it? HAHA!


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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:28 pm 
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i know its a little late for this topice. but id be looking at idle pulleys. My ED had an awful squeal and it was the A/C idle pulley. The pulleys on the tensioners on the EF/L's are quite common for the bearings to go in them

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:44 am 
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I hope you dont mind me hijacking your post, but your problem sounds very much like one I'm having at the moment. I've got an EBII Fairmont and lately when started from cold, the voltmeter sits between 11 and 12 volts with the engine idling. It doesnt indicate a charge until the car is being driven. When the vehicle speed increases, the battery starts charging, and thats when the squeal starts. It continues until the voltage reaches 14 then it stops and everything is nice and quiet again. Does this sound like a belt or a dodgy alternator/brushes/bearings? And if it is the alternator, can anyone give me a rough estimate of what it'll cost to repair? Any and all idea are very welcome
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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:35 am 
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just an small update.. i took off the belt and the power steering pump's pulley, had alot of play, so i replaced the entire pump and pulley ( they are one unit)... BUT Still have the bleamin squealing noise.....

come guys and girls..someone in Ford world must have had this happen before...

pls assist....

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:43 am 
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replace the idler pulleys i would have done that first, its a bracket that scres in the block has 3 long bolts 10mm from memory.
but as someone else said its prob the bearings in those, i took mine off and the bearing wernt great put a bit of crc in that helped it a bit.
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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:31 am 
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Everglade Fairmont wrote:
I hope you dont mind me hijacking your post, but your problem sounds very much like one I'm having at the moment. I've got an EBII Fairmont and lately when started from cold, the voltmeter sits between 11 and 12 volts with the engine idling. It doesnt indicate a charge until the car is being driven. When the vehicle speed increases, the battery starts charging, and thats when the squeal starts. It continues until the voltage reaches 14 then it stops and everything is nice and quiet again. Does this sound like a belt or a dodgy alternator/brushes/bearings? And if it is the alternator, can anyone give me a rough estimate of what it'll cost to repair? Any and all idea are very welcome
Thanks a lot


That's just a under tensioned alternator belt.

Get a new one and make sure it's tight when you put it on. If you don't fix it soon, it'll snap. I know. I broke one a few months back on another car in teh middle of the black spur here in vic. I limped it to a service station who had a selection of 2 belts. Luckily one of them fit.
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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:12 am 
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if the fluid is red then i wouldnt worry about it but if its a yellowy colour then yes deffinaly change it


Factory spec for a EL is Mobilfluid 424, its equivilant in castrol is SYNTRANS 75W/85 which is yellow when new. So seeing yellow fluid in an EL can be normal.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:06 pm 
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Thanks Rapier for your suggestion, however as earlier mentioned i had already replaced the idler pulleys as my first step to sorting this out...

now, with the power steering pump replaced, i have spent close to $500 and still have the squeal!!

anything else u can think of??.

i'm tempted to go to Ford, however i don't want to be ripped off... :cry:

Btw, Rapier nice looking XR.. i like the dash job!!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:23 pm 
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just because its a new belt dosen't mean it was tensioned correctly. Or like it was said before could be power steering pulley. mine made the same noise but only on full lock all i did was tension the v belt

 

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