Engine squeak? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-11-2010
RangerWithTheJLs's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 9
Engine squeak?

When i turn my car on it squeaks pretty bad at idle, like a bird chirping almost and isnot so bad when im acceling, something with the belt?

2000 ford ranger
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-11-2010
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
What engine?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2010
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
remove the belt and start it. if you still here it, it is the cam synchro...only let it run abotu 30 seconds without the belt on. or listen if it is coming from the rear of the engine by the coil pack
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2010
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Chances are it's your belt. Swap whatever you have now with a Goodyear Gatorback belt.

The Gatorback belt is your cheapest and easiest fix. If it still does it, don't be alarmed......at least you have a much better belt. Replace the tension pulley and see if that fixes it. If not move down to the idler pulley. Most Ranger owners have replaced all 3 of these items.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-12-2010
RangerWithTheJLs's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 9
all right ill change the belt, i dont believe i have since ive owned it, so it could probably use it, whats the average life on a belt ud say?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-13-2010
rudy2k7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Killen, AL
Posts: 50
ive got 40k on mine but did you crank it w/o the belt?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-14-2010
RangerWithTheJLs's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 9
nah havnt had a chance to do it yet, been working constantly, never anytime for me to do anything, hell i had to change my oil the other day in the driveway in 6 degree weather at 1 in the morning just to get it done bc id have no other chance
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-14-2010
RhodeRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Warren, RI
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toreador4x4 View Post
remove the belt and start it. if you still here it, it is the cam synchro...only let it run abotu 30 seconds without the belt on. or listen if it is coming from the rear of the engine by the coil pack
Don't do this^^^^




does it sound like this?


Instant Crickets
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-14-2010
RangerWithTheJLs's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 9
/\ i will when i get the chance, what happens if it is the cam synchro??
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-14-2010
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by RhodeRanger View Post
Don't do this^^^^




does it sound like this?


Instant Crickets
wow lol

are you serious? whats gonna happen to him if he runs it without the belt? is it gonna explode? no...i do it all the time at work AT A FORD DEALERSHIP where i am a tech...dont turn the steering wheel or run it for long periods of time but you can remove the belt and run it. if the squeak is gone, spin all the pulleys individually and see if one is making noise or if the belt is to blame

Last edited by Toreador4x4; 01-20-2010 at 12:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-14-2010
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerWithTheJLs View Post
/\ i will when i get the chance, what happens if it is the cam synchro??
if it is the cam synchro you will have to replace it...like so

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...placement.html
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-14-2010
RangerJacoby99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Thornton,CO
Posts: 374
i replaced my cam syncrho ended up being my idler pulley squeaking so cheak that to.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-19-2010
08rangerdan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London/Cambridge Ontario
Posts: 323
i got a cricket chirp under the hood full time now, it only would do it after a car wash for a little while but for a while now the chirp is a full time annoyance on my 2008. i figure it would just be the belt so i never did anything but since it can be a bunch of things i might as well take it to ford and let my warranty solve the issue. ill take it in tomorrow evening and ill report what they discovered was the issue
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-20-2010
RangerWithTheJLs's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 9
still havnt gotten a chance to take care of it, prob this weekend i will, but the noise seems to have subsided lately
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squeak in front of engine 054wheeldrive 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 7 10-06-2014 09:29 AM
engine area squeak 04RangerDave General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 09-07-2010 04:35 PM
Squeak squeak--help 0RangerEdge2 Suspension Tech 2 09-13-2008 12:06 AM
Engine Squeak Noise Video (FINALLY!!) Hawklore General Technical & Electrical 6 03-31-2007 02:37 PM
Fan clutch went bad -- squeal/squeak -- going electric fan n3elz 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 38 11-01-2005 05:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:09 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.