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Old 11-19-2009
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that same exact noise?
yep. that exact same one. My buddies truck has been doing it for about a year and has been fine
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whoa, thats not the noise I have, that does sound like a sticky starter to me
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if it ever gets really bad i'll attempt fixing it or just buy a new one. no biggie.

thanks for the input guys
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My squeal was different from yours. mine happened while it started cranking, not after like yours
mine was like a spin up squawk like one of my pulleys was frozen.
Its hard to say but, i did end up replacing my tensioner pulley in the springtime because it looked too wobbly for my liking.
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my next question.. where is the started on our trucks and how easy (or hard) is it to get to?
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I have never changed mine but I know it sits fairly low on the tranny. I'm not sure about the auto since Alon changed his out but it didn't take him long.
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Listened to the vid, what I'm hearing may be the same noise, but not as bad as yours. I'll have to pay more attention next time.
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it varies really. that was the worst its ever been. usually its not that bad. idk lol. tired of this hunk of ****!
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Just a thought. Try disconnecting the power to the A/C clutch before you start it the next time with the conditions that make that noise. I don't know why but that's what came to mind when I heard the noise on your video. I may be way off base but it should be a quick check.
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every morning when i come out to my truck and start it (keep in mind this has only been happening since the temp became colder here. so only about the last week.)

but when i start the truck, it makes a very strange sound. almost like a screech. only lasts for about a half second. but its very strange. and i have no idea what it is. and its not a sound like the belt slipping.



and if i let the truck warm up. and then start it again it doesnt do it. only after the motor completely cools down.
Maybe your truck has a cold,that sure sounds like a sneeze to me!!
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Just a thought. Try disconnecting the power to the A/C clutch before you start it the next time with the conditions that make that noise. I don't know why but that's what came to mind when I heard the noise on your video. I may be way off base but it should be a quick check.
I thought about that too. Hmmm
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Mine just started doing that same noise (but worst)... the starter. thats what everyone has been telling me.
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Mine does it too, exact same sound after it sits for a day or two.
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yea even before reading all the ideas my vote was the staerter kinda ffreezing over night
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Just a thought. Try disconnecting the power to the A/C clutch before you start it the next time with the conditions that make that noise. I don't know why but that's what came to mind when I heard the noise on your video. I may be way off base but it should be a quick check.
Why not just remove the belt? That would eliminate all the accessories and the tensioner. It does sound like the starter to me.
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Mine did that same noise.

Was the starter.
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My 4.0 has been making the same sound for at least a year.I have a buddy thats a ford tech that says its the idler pully. If u figure it out I would really like to know. It would suck to have it screw up when your out in the boonies and not be able to start it.
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Mine has been making a similiar noise for as long as I can remember.
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Here is what mine does...
nevermind, im trying to put up a video but everything i try doesnt really work... sorry.

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Just though i would let you all know, i finaly got the transmission cleaned, fluid changed and filter changed and the noise went away.
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strange

but now that the trailer isnt taking up my spot anymore i park in the garage. and the truck stays warm enough in there where it doesnt do it.
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mine does it also. i assumed it was the belt since it does it only when starting up cold.

as for the whole starting the truck when starting and looking like an idiot with the loud grinding, 08s from canada have a safety device installed. once the truck is running, it doesn't allow it to be started a second time. thus preveting the grinding of the starter and flywheel.
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Just though i would let you all know, i finaly got the transmission cleaned, fluid changed and filter changed and the noise went away.
Correction: I didnt take into account that it has been warmer these days and thats why it didnt do the noise anymore. But now that its getting cold again... well its back.
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Make sure to keep us posted on this, if you fix it, or it goes away, my 02 makes a similar noise. I thought that it might be a tensioner pully, so I bought one, now I'm just waiting for some warmer weather to put it on.
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