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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-02, 11:09 PM
keyser soze EAFALCON
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Schreeching Sound

Alright well here is the problem any suggestions:

Say i have stopped at the a stop sign.. When i take off i plant my foot maybe to go in a hurry to beat an oncoming car.. I get a very loud schreeching noise like the fan belt is worn or like a tyre skid but louder. It only happens for about 3 secounds then doesnt come again. It happens every now and then NOT all the time. It has happened on a hot and cold engine and ONLY when accelerating in a hurry. NOW i have checked the fan belts and they are fine almost new, my tyres are definatly not spinning when i take off. and it has nothing to do with the air conditioning in any way because i have not used it for months as it is starting to get very cold here now. I think it is comming from under the hood but i could be mistaken but i can almost swear it is !

please help, thanks

ps if this is in the wronge forum im sorry :-(
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-02, 09:36 AM
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Same thing here, I'd say almost for sure it's the fan belt, or at least a belt. When they get a little looser (like after a new one is put on), they slip a lot more easily and make a squealing sound for about two or three seconds. The fan belt uses a ribbed design rather than a v-design for the belt which means that to get a strong grip it has to be tighter, otherwise it slips fairly easily when it gets hot or just looser.

The fan belt in ea-ed falcons is the worst fan belt for breaking or coming apart. The NRMA roadside assistance usually carries universal parts so that they can temporarily fix most cars, but the fan belt on the ea's is so bad, that the nrma actually carries the specialised belt as there is no universal belt in that size and design. HAHA! what a joke.

Hope that helps,

post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-02, 09:46 AM
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My belt used to do that... it would squeel when i started the engine for about 5 seconds then stop.. after a few weeks, the squeel lasted up to 2 minutes. Then it started doing it all the time. It really shit me coz i just put all new belts on. Turned out that the alternator bearing was worn. Check your bearings, idler or alternator..

post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-02, 03:29 PM
keyser soze EAFALCON
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they are new belts and the power steering is full !!

ill check those other things out brent :)
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