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Old 12-27-2010
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Can someone Please check there engines for me

I am having this most annoying squeal.. sounds like belt squeal, and is only at idle - 1400 rpms.. the chirping increases in speed and gets quieter till about 1400 and stops making noise..

I have already changed the belt earlier today.. to my dismay - that did not fix the problem.

Now - i believe i have found the culprit.
The "Idler Pulley" (not tensioner) on my ranger wabbles..just a tad bit..i can move it back and forth with 2 fingers.
Is this normal? can someone check there ranger for me and see if there idler pulley does this?

incase you dont know - this is the "idler pulley" ( where the ratchet is)

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...1t:429,r:0,s:0

thank you very much for any help anyone can offer - hopefully someone else searching like me can find this in the future!
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nevermind - changed it and problems still there.
ive had it with rangers. frikin lemons!
Can't wait till i get my full size next year
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buy a new belt. mine did the exact same thing.
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I did - I put a good year gator on..sucker cost 25 bucks.
thats almost 50 dollars i've spent trying to solve this problem.

I'm almost thinking it may be a motor mount issue..it only happens at idle and goes away when i accelerate
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loud annoying whine? or like strange squeak?
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its not a whine - it's a squeak. like "squeak squeak squeak squeak" when i accelerate to about 1100-1300 rpms it gets faster..after 1300 rpms - it stops
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yea, deff sounds like a belt/pulley, did you check the rest of the pullys when the belt was off?
how about fan clutch? tons of stuff can squeak. just wiggle it around and if its loose, toss a wrench on it and give it a twist
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i spun all the pulleys - they all spinned freely and without restriction.
Im assuming eventually - i'm going to find out the hard way
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sounds like ur crank pulley is going to come apart like mine did last week 200$ for it
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lmao. I'm going to buy a hundred dollar lightweight pulley kit before i do that. Or sell this clunker. I'm seriously peeved.
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ahh...its the cam syncro... Sonofa***** - thats a 100 dollar part. **** ***** ***** ****
now i got to find a diy on this pos
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Heck i just saw this post, I was going to say the same, it's common with the rangers, they are less than a $100, don't forget to be sure get you the Cardon Make and not the Chinese knockoff brand called Dorman :) now go change that thing before you loose more than a $100 bucks, lol



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ahh...its the cam syncro... Sonofa***** - thats a 100 dollar part. **** ***** ***** ****
now i got to find a diy on this pos
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lol full size are just gona cost you more and give you more problem... lol good luck
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lol fullsize tundra = sex...and its coming..soon

but back to topic at hand..

i changed it. didnt bother setting timing or anything like that, just made 2 marker marks. just removed old one and slapped a new one in running like a charm.

Dealership wanted 200 dollars for it... Buull.... i went to napa and got one for 39 plus tax...even came with an alignment tool and sensor.
It said made in china..its holding up..as long as it works for another 30k miles im happy.

problem solved
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good deal man happy u got it fixed
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lol fullsize tundra = sex...and its coming..soon

but back to topic at hand..

i changed it. didnt bother setting timing or anything like that, just made 2 marker marks. just removed old one and slapped a new one in running like a charm.

Dealership wanted 200 dollars for it... Buull.... i went to napa and got one for 39 plus tax...even came with an alignment tool and sensor.
It said made in china..its holding up..as long as it works for another 30k miles im happy.

You'll be sooorrrryyyy.
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lol full size tundra = lots of $ in parts and gas


i just cant understand why people buy full size when they dont need it..
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because.. every man needs a real truck.

It's not a matter of if you need it or not..

I want a nice beautiful lifted big *** tundra sitting on 33"s, with a laptop stand / mobil office and supercharged engine...

you seriously cant see why someone would want that lol
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I want a nice beautiful lifted big *** tundra sitting on 33"s,

you seriously cant see why someone would want that lol
My non lifted Ranger is on 33s. You may want to go a bit bigger.

But yes I understand wanting what you want.
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a real truck? lo what is a real truck?lol your measureming your manhood with the size of a truck?... i think some people have problem with there sexuality... and yea in life it is a matter if you need it or not, not gona argue ist yuor money and your life...your just gona look stupid driving this vehicule with your office in it...a some people are just show off...and no i cant see why some 1 would want that just to show off and look cool.. sorry im not this kind of guy.. i bought a 1 ton for work...not for show
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I have toughbook stand at the police department I work at, and the laptops do come in very handy (the officer who's laptop stopped a bullet can attest to that)
They also add a "Tactical" environment to a vehicle that I enjoy looking at.

personally - i think you cant afford a nice tundra at the moment and have invested too much time in your ranger and old Dodge and now your bitter... kinda got that feeling since your first post. But hey - thats just one mans opinion..so it shouldn't bother you at all.

arghh - look at the interior..and this is just base . No other truck has an interior that is as quality

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...1t:429,r:2,s:0

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...t:429,r:28,s:0

now that...is a real truck.. *sheds tear*

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rofl....money in ranger? no i dont think so ...in dodge , yea alot but i snow plowed for a while so it is understandable ...and lol i just bought a house and a new truck....so no i dont have cash money to buy a brand new tundra...could load my *** with payments but i rather make thing with my money then paying **** just to look smart....and with your stupid cmment about a cop who got save by a laptop frm a bullet cause he had a tundra, really show how immature you are...and lol it aint no real truck. toyota are nice and reliable...they are bull**** when it come to work....ill be dragging your tundra with a 13 year old dodge....doesnt qualify as a "real truck"
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Why ya' gettin so deffensive boss?

This was the quote in my post
"I have a toughbook stand at the police department I work at, and the laptops do come in very handy (the officer who's laptop stopped a bullet can attest to that)"

This was in reply to you implying that laptops have no use, or that i'd look lame with one in my truck (which i believe gives a good truck a nice tactical looking edge)

At no time did i say a Tundra Door stopped a speeding bullet.

Bullets have a tendancy of going through car doors, infact the majority of times a car door is hit by a bullet, the bullet will penetrate and enter the cabin. At that point, there is a possibility that the subject inside will become injured. In this situation, the bullet actually penetrated the door, and became lodged on the lower base of the laptop...guess the "toughbook" really does hold up to its name.

I understand the money situation. I spent 8 years in the AirForce and managed to save up about 80,000 dollars. I had 65,000 before enlisting from a law suit. I purchased a home for about 85k... I spent 15k on a 2008 Mustang GT and next year will spend about 17000 on a tundra..which leaves me 40k to invest in myself.

Anythings possible with proper planning! I hope you can learn from your anger and agitation and direct it towards something positive in your life.

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I have toughbook stand at the police department I work at, and the laptops do come in very handy (the officer who's laptop stopped a bullet can attest to that)
They also add a "Tactical" environment to a vehicle that I enjoy looking at.

personally - i think you cant afford a nice tundra at the moment and have invested too much time in your ranger and old Dodge and now your bitter... kinda got that feeling since your first post. But hey - thats just one mans opinion..so it shouldn't bother you at all.

arghh - look at the interior..and this is just base . No other truck has an interior that is as quality

Google Image Result for http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/tundra/33661d1216221228-who-has-laptop-stand-their-truck-dscn0045a.jpg

Google Image Result for http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/ctsartist/07%20Tundra/285-75-18procomp3-1lift.jpg

now that...is a real truck.. *sheds tear*


Hey, that looks like one tough SOB.
oh, and that truck is ok, i suppose.
for a Toyota.

recall anyone?
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are you aware that the makers of that tundra tried to kill my gramps in world war 2. **** that. yes..id much rather have a big block of plastic that happens to look like a turtle with a "supercharged" wannabe hemi (i-force) engine. the only..and i say THE ONLY other truck you should ever go with is the sierra 2500HD. simple, reliable, rugged and metal - fancy that
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