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    Default high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    i have taken my car to ford twice and they checked the power steering. They didnthear anything. I am getting a high pitch squeal sound from the front passenger side when i first start my car or sometimes just drive. I originally thought it was my power steering but it does it when i first start my car. Its not brakes it sounds like something spinning and like slipping sound or maybe something thats worn out and is squealing definetly a part that spins. Please someone help me at least narrow it down to something to tell fords wondrous mechanics to look for. thanks and i appreciate anyone that will reply [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    Do you have an underdrive crank pulley?

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    no i dont nothing done to the engine yet thats my next thing the bad thing is i am driving to niagra falls tomorrow so i am hoping my car dont die on me.

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    you know what is bs is that when you have a problem warranty wise ford should check what could be making it not what the consumer tells them might be. Its like sometimes i feel like I need to clock in at ford and do the work myself or hold their hand as they LOOK at my car if they even do that. the funny thing is my car makes this sound every time i start my car and the said they couldnt find anything. if anyone knows or had this happen let me know i just dont want m car breaking down on me thanks. [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    are you starting your car with the A/C on?
    ive done that before and it made that noise...
    and i think the a/c comp is down there

    you could just reach down there and grab yer belt and wiggle it to see if it has any excess slack, if its really easy to move, you have a prob

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    yeah guys me and my dad figured it out i was making the belt slip by having the ac button on and having the heat turn on. we tried it with the ac off and it would not do it. so thanks all i just figured the ac heated and cooled the car so i was making the belt slip that way and my belt is fine cause i just had a new one put on thanks again

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    I know what you're talking about. It sounds like when someone is turning the ignition even when your engine is running. Like a spinning alternator. I have that too when I start my car it's cold out. I think it actually is the belt, but I'll figure that out when I get my pulleys.

    [ 03-07-2002: Message edited by: Shiva Chaos ]</p>

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    WoW I was having this happen too!!!
    I'll turn off the a/c before starting and see if it quits
    THNX

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    ........................................... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Turn the air off everytime you turn the car off.
    Good Habit.
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    [ 03-10-2002: Message edited by: michaelxi ]</p>

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    Mine does it during the first cold start of the day. It does it when the A/C is on or off.

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    usually if it makes a high pitched banshee scream when you first start it up and then goes away after you start driving...its most likely

    the FAN BELT...but then again..I dont think the Focus even HAS a fan belt...so I am probably talking out of my ass [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    I have a similar high pitched squealing noise whenever I take corners at high speeds with a passenger. It seems to come from inside the cabin though. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: high pitch squealing sound when i start my car or sometimes drive help please!!!!!!

    This problem is one of many documented on the NHTSA's site. I have the same problem and the closest I can come is article #14922 which talks about the Power Steering Pump Pulley. This is one of the many items I'm laying the smackdown on with the dealership in a matter of hours. I've printed this thread to shut their unknowledgable staff up once and for all. I'm not taking the car back until all problems are remedied.


 

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