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  1. M

    Tensioner "knocks" very loudly when AC is on. Stops immediately when I turn it off. PLEASE HELP! - watch video

    Hello! I am at my wit's end with this problem! I've taken it to two mechanics. I know one has replaced the tensioner and serpentine belt., The other said he did... I'm not so sure he really did. AC compressor, condenser, and flow (something) were changed under an extended warranty at a local...
  2. J

    Loose A/C compressor

    My 2003 4.6L explorer died yesterday on the road. I pulled over, opened the hood, serpentine belt is loose, a/c compressor is unbolted... any one ever seen this kind of thing before?
  3. N

    Volt gauge fluctuating, flickering lights

    I just want to say thanks in advance for any advice or help you guys can share . I've gotten a lot of great info from this site. But the issues I'm having are confusing the hell out of me. I'm new to trying to fix my truck so I don't know tons about how everything works but I'm learning...
  4. N

    '98 5.0 V8 Alternator Replacement Gone Bad

    Hello! So, I was on the way to the gym and I noticed a little red battery icon glowing under my RPM reader. Knowing this meant my battery was dying, I sped up to above 2000 RPM and the icon went away. I got to a place where I couldn't go that fast and my battery started dying again. I knew...
  5. G

    Serpentine Belt Break AGAIN

    I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier with a V8 engine and 2wd. It has over 262,000 miles on it and the problem I'm having is that my serpentine belt broke again and I'm not exactly sure as to what is causing it. I already had this same problem back up in June/July and when I replaced the...
  6. 1

    Serpentine belt/harmonic balancer

    We recently purchased a 2004 ford explorer xls. When we purchased the vehicle the gentlemen told us that the serpentine belt squeaked a little because a mechanic split some power steering fluid on the belt when it got changed out. My fiancée changed out the belt the next day & change the...
  7. S

    Squeaking/Squealing/Chirping and Burning Rubber Smell from Serpentine Area

    I have a 1997 Ford Explorer V8 and last night all of a sudden it started making a god awful noise and a strong burning rubber smell as well where the pulley system is. I've read other posts but still not sure if its replace both idler pulleys or just one and to replace alternator or not. And...
  8. B

    2002 ford explorer bypass ac

    Just had a dilemma where my ac compressor became so loose that it nearly fell off. Upon further inspection, the bolts were broken off inside. Luckily I had made it home from work, but I was really worried about getting there the next morning! I had read about bypassing with a shorter serpentine...
  9. N

    Howling or whining noise after 30mph only accerlating.. Other issues??

    I have a 2008 ford explorer xlt with 70k miles. I have noticed that when im driving, after it kicks into 4th gear or after about 30mph (depending on how hard i am on the gas) i start yo hear a howl/whine noise. I can hear inside the truck. If i let go off the gas, it goes away. If i slightly...
  10. R

    Idler came loose. Can't replace serpentine

    I have a 5.0L AWD 97 Explorer. My serpentine had been making noise while idling for a while now. It came loose today and I went to replace it, and this is what I found where the idler should be. Whatever fastens it to the engine was gone and it was just hanging on a peg. Both it and the idler...
  11. G

    Few minor issues '12 limited 4x4

    So far I am pleased with my now 2 year old 14k Explorer but there are a few small but annoying things going on. The few issues like windshield noise I see there is a fix for but I stumped the dealer with a serpentine belt that slips when it is damp out & especially when I hit a puddle. All they...
  12. K

    serpentine belt size for 2004 4.0 SOHC?

    Trying to find the correct belt for my explorer. Bought a Bosch belt (6PK2225), but its far too long, despite it being the recommended one in their catalogue...? So looked at some other brands. Gates: K060854 Dayco: 6PK2170 Some other brand that I can't remember: 6PK2195 Confused...
  13. N

    Idler Pulley Fell Off!!

    Hi guys, 97 ex sport 4.0 sohc - driving home from work yesterday and all of a sudden a few blocks from my house i get that burning belt smell. As I attempt to pull into a parking lot, i notice my power steering is out! Long story short, popped the hood, found the belt to be completely off...
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    Unusual Belt Squeal

    1991 Explorer XL 4.0 W/ AC Belt tends to Squeal/Chirp after the engine has been driven for 15 minz or so. Belt shows no signs of cracking or age, however I do see some scuffing on the smooth edge. No signs of oil or leaks on the belt. Alignment does not appear off. Has anyone come across this...
  15. T

    squeeky exploder

    My exploder is squeeking again I dont understand it! I repleced the serpintine belt like two months ago, Is there another belt on the 4.0 ltr that could make this squeeking noispe? I thought the serpintine was the only belt on a exploder
  16. M

    Looking for instructions on replacing serpentine belt

    I'm currently out of town, and don't have my manual with me, but last night, my serpentine belt fell off. I figure I'll take the opportunity to replace it when I get back home, but for now, I just need to know how to get the old belt back on, so I can drive home. If anyone has any hints...