Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN




Screeching sound at start up?


  Email This Post



jessicaa
Novice

Apr 9, 2009, 12:10 PM

Post #1 of 2 (4768 views)
Shortcut
Screeching sound at start up? Sign In

Hey guys,

I have a 1994 Ford Ranger, and I BELIEVE its the fan belt, but I really have no idea what it is, but anyways, whenever I start my truck up(its a standard tranny if that matters) it makes this high pitched screeching sound and it comes from somewhere under my hood. If I remember correctly that would most likely be the fan belt? What do I need to do to fix that, and is driving my truck a bad idea with this going on?

Thank you!!
Jessicaa


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator


Apr 9, 2009, 2:10 PM

Post #2 of 2 (4761 views)
Shortcut
Re: Screeching sound at start up? [In reply to] Sign In

That would be very consistant with a loose belt. Some are self adjusted by a tensioner pulley and some done manually - not sure on this one. It can be the belt has stretched to its limit, tensioner doesn't do it's job, or perhaps just need adjustment if the manual adjustment.

You can feel for how tight it is now yourself. Engine off, cool/cold - keys OUT and feel the tension on belt the runs the alternator especially if two used in this. If alternator has cooling fins you shouldn't be able to turn it by hand easily.

What happens is right after start up the alternator works real hard for a few seconds to replace the energy taken from the battery for the start up and can squeel,

T
_________________________________________
Long retired now




Screeching sound at start up?


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post
Hello so all my power windows were working and last night i try to push down th...
Hey guys, few months ago posted on weird popping noise while turning or hitting ...
Here are the specs guys: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4 130k Alright guys, this i...
Hi All, I have 1997 GC8 Subaru Impreza WRX (Australian Market), it has the stoc...
I have a 1999 Chevy Silverado the security light stays on even after you turn of...
car wont start I charged the battery up and then when I went to turn the key on...

Feed Button


Used Car Search
Used Car Price Ranges:
Under $5,000
$20,000
$35,000

$10,000
$25,000
$40,000
$15,000
$30,000
$45,000
Over $45,000
Search used Cars By Manufacturers:
Used Acura
Used Audi
Used BMW
Used Buick
Used Cadillac
Used Chevrolet
Used Chrysler
Used Dodge
Used FIAT
Used Ford
Used GMC

Used Honda
Used Hyundai
Used Infiniti
Used Jaguar
Used Jeep
Used Kia
Used Land Rover
Used Lexus
Used Lincoln
Used Mazda
Used Mercedes-Benz

Used MINI
Used Mitsubishi
Used Nissan
Used Porsche
Used Saab
Used Scion
Used Subaru
Used Suzuki
Used Toyota
Used Volkswagon
Used Volvo
2010 Honda Civic
$15,770
2004 Jeep
$8,991
2012 Mustang
$22,990
1997 Honda Cr-V
$4,490
2010 Toyota Prius
$17,496
2010 BMW 328
$26,980




Automotive Forum Categories
Automotive Repair
Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
AC Auto Repair Help Forum
Automotive Wiring and Electrical

Auto Insurance and Car Financing
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Stereo Repair Advice
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair

Steering and Suspension
Tricks of the Trade
General Discussions
Car Shows and Events
The Bargin Bin
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Car Care Tips
Traffic Ticket Help
Car Racing

Gasoline, Motor Oils, Concept Cars
Remote Control Cars and Vehicles
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice


Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle and ATV Repairs

Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Car Forum Posts - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy