3.0 Engine noise / squeak / squeeling - 2000 Ford Ranger 3liter v6 Flex Fuel sqeaking
Hi all, I am new here, but not new to cars and trucks.
I have had a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 litre flex fuel truck for about 8 months, it has been great and was well maintained. (automatic with OD) 100k miles
Recently, it has developed a squeak/squeeling noise.
OBVIOUSLY, I though "belts, tentioner, pully, etc..." but no.
This is an intermediate squeek that usually only happens on cold starts (Even if it is warm outside) - After about 5 minutes when the engine warms up, it usually stops.
I recently changed to the oil and there is no metal in the oil.... ALSO, the noise is comming from (it seems) the back high side of the engine, near the automatic transmission, and squeels in park, driving, idling, and revving.
I dont know that much about Fords' 3.0 litre so I wanted to ask first - Is there anything I should know about them ? Spun bearings ? Bad Seals? Tranny Front-Pump problems ? Oil pump shaft ?? Anything ? Etc... ???
After searching the net all I found was people with similar problems but no answers, only offered the "belt squeek" solution...
Like I said the engine is in great condition and has been well maintained with low-loads and oil changes, also I just replaced the belt pullys, the noise is comming from the BACK not the front.
ANY IDEAS ?