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Old 08-01-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
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Noisy Engine?

I have a 1991 Explorer XLT w/183,000 miles on it. My problem is when I start
her up.She makes a high pitched squeal that is sort of rythmic. I can tell
it is from the belt or the bearings. It stops after the engine is good and
warm. I wonder if I should replace the belt, but upon inspection it looks to
be in order. I replaced the water pump about 2.5 months ago, along with the
upper radiator hose. The hose has a slow leak between the Therm cover and
the hose that I am trying to sort out. Could the liquid from the hose be
causing this sound and how worried should I be. She runs as smooth as a
14-15 year old truck should, little to no oil loss and noCEL's.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-02-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Noisy Engine?

If the hose is leaking coolant on the belt, it could certainly make it
squeal. Sounds like leak repair and belt replacement would be in
order.

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 20:15:38 -0400, "Psinapse"
<cld3c@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu> wrote:

>I have a 1991 Explorer XLT w/183,000 miles on it. My problem is when I start
>her up.She makes a high pitched squeal that is sort of rythmic. I can tell
>it is from the belt or the bearings. It stops after the engine is good and
>warm. I wonder if I should replace the belt, but upon inspection it looks to
>be in order. I replaced the water pump about 2.5 months ago, along with the
>upper radiator hose. The hose has a slow leak between the Therm cover and
>the hose that I am trying to sort out. Could the liquid from the hose be
>causing this sound and how worried should I be. She runs as smooth as a
>14-15 year old truck should, little to no oil loss and noCEL's.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>


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Old 08-02-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Noisy Engine?

Thanks
"Big Shoe" <j_shoe.removethis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> If the hose is leaking coolant on the belt, it could certainly make it
> squeal. Sounds like leak repair and belt replacement would be in
> order.
>
> On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 20:15:38 -0400, "Psinapse"
> <cld3c@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu> wrote:
>
> >I have a 1991 Explorer XLT w/183,000 miles on it. My problem is when I

start
> >her up.She makes a high pitched squeal that is sort of rythmic. I can

tell
> >it is from the belt or the bearings. It stops after the engine is good

and
> >warm. I wonder if I should replace the belt, but upon inspection it looks

to
> >be in order. I replaced the water pump about 2.5 months ago, along with

the
> >upper radiator hose. The hose has a slow leak between the Therm cover and
> >the hose that I am trying to sort out. Could the liquid from the hose be
> >causing this sound and how worried should I be. She runs as smooth as a
> >14-15 year old truck should, little to no oil loss and noCEL's.
> >
> >Thanks in advance.
> >

>



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