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Old 02-16-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy New sympton with an old problem that no one can fix..

OK, let's start by my first post a while's a link.

So on top of all of that, my stepson's driving it home from school when the heater begins to slow, his RPM's drop down to where the car almost stalls (again), and this time, it was accompanied by a squeal of the fan belt.

So I'm thinking tensioner or some other pulley that must be locking up, possibly causing the original problem from the earlier thread.

I get it down to our fine Ford dealership and their head guy can't figure it out. It seems that every time they take it out and drive it around (which has been a lot lately), it won't reproduce the problem for them (both cold and hot starts). So, they tell me that there's nothing they can do until it either gets worse, or something fails.......or in my opinion, my extended warranty runs out.

So, in a nutshell, the original problem still persists with an added variable....the fan belt squeals. Anyone have a guess as to which accessory would be causing the belt to squeal? Oh yeah, checked the tension and the belt and both are fine as is.

Thanks for your thoughts in advance.

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