Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 08-03-2010, 05:01 PM
coyote223 coyote223 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3
Default 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

This thing has been going for a few years. Started out as a chirp. Replacing the belt every 5-6 months (at $40 a pop) fixed it for a couple years. Been thru 4 or 5 belts, now I almost have 100,000 miles on it.

A new belt quit fixing the problem. Now I have an all out squeal that won't go away. It's not bad at idle, but after 1500 RPM its bad. Dealer replaced the tensioner and idler pulley twice. I replaced the alternator. Their diagnosis, they thought that might be it, it wasn't.

Sounds like the squeal is in the center of the engine. So, now they want to replace the water pump at $400.

Any thoughts or help on this? It's really starting to drive me nutz,,,

I just ordered a gatorback belt to try, before sinking more money into high dollar guesses (parts).

Thanks,,,,


ETA: it's a 4.0 V-6 with A/C

Last edited by coyote223; 08-03-2010 at 05:02 PM. Reason: ad engine info
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-03-2010, 05:06 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
OIF Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,043
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

tensioner and a gatorback belt fixed my squeaking issue.
__________________
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2010, 07:09 PM
mickblock mickblock is offline
Get off my lawn
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

your the second person i referred to this thread;
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...chronizer.html
Just food for thought mind you. I just noticed you and another member posting about pretty much the same thing.
__________________
08 4.0 Sport 4x4
Stock
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2010, 07:18 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
OIF Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,043
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickblock View Post
your the second person i referred to this thread;
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...chronizer.html
Just food for thought mind you. I just noticed you and another member posting about pretty much the same thing.
The cam synchro thing is only in the 3.0's so that doesn't apply here.
__________________
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-04-2010, 09:16 AM
coyote223 coyote223 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Thanks so far, the belt will be here tomorrow. I'll report back, let you know if it fixes the problem.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-06-2010, 06:12 AM
coyote223 coyote223 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Gatorback did the trick, everything is quiet now. Just wish I would have googled the problem sooner.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-07-2010, 12:04 AM
08xlt 08xlt is offline
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 124
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

In the ( I won't say old) earlier days used to use bar soap on the belt while running to stop a squeal. Or a Crayon..it worked.
__________________
2008 XLT 4x4 4.0 SOHC 5 spd. auto K&N Oxford Wht. Line-X, Leer Shell

Your Never Lost If You Don't Care Where You Are !
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-07-2010, 02:17 PM
mdblitz mdblitz is offline
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Replaced the tensioner, idler pulley and belt today. Seems as though someone else tried before me because the 8mm counter-sunk tensioner mounting bolt head was rounded off a bit. Two regular sockets snapped but an impact socket did the trick. Squeal all gone. Read on another forum about cleaning all the pullies with brake parts cleaner. Used a rat tail brush also.

You guys swear by the gatorback belts?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-07-2010, 03:41 PM
joldtown joldtown is offline
White Trash Ballin' MFer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 764
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Gatorback belts, the only way to go.
__________________
'02 XLT ext. cab 4.0 4x4 Off Road
Usual mods
Unusual color
Only a real man can pimp DWB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnbaum13
What really impresses us is power, originality within reason, and a nice clean rig that makes us say "damn!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Sport
ew, don't touch me smakes
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-07-2010, 03:52 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
OIF Veteran

 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,043
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Quote:
Originally Posted by joldtown View Post
Gatorback belts, the only way to go.
yep, i agree.
__________________
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-02-2010, 06:33 PM
CC98Ranger CC98Ranger is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
The cam synchro thing is only in the 3.0's so that doesn't apply here.
Sorry, but the 4.0's do have the cam synchro but it is buried under the intake. I have one to replace on my 4.0 and have the part, just have to have the time to do it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-02-2010, 06:38 PM
CC98Ranger CC98Ranger is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default Re: 01 Ranger infamous belt squeek?

I had to use a Gatorback belt also to get of the squeal after trying 2 different belts and tensioners. The soap, crayon, and chaulk worked but only temporarily. That was last year and no problems, now I just have replace my cam synchronizer that chirps from time to time.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1999 2.5 ranger timing belt issues please help!!!!!! lenix1 4-Cylinder Tech 12 10-13-2011 05:14 AM
3.0L 98 ranger serpentine belt issue eutechnx 3.0 Vulcan Tech 5 11-19-2009 02:31 PM
96 ford ranger squeling serpentine belt swat784 General Tech 0 10-08-2009 07:23 PM
Ford Ranger Timming belt And setting's drumz7777 General Tech 2 07-15-2009 01:42 PM
Ford Ranger Timming belt And setting's drumz7777 4-Cylinder Tech 5 07-14-2009 07:08 PM