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2001 Ford Focus Question: what is causing the squeaking noise when i crank my car?

 

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bamagirl, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Gautier, MS, September 27, 2012, 16:30
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i have changed all the pulleys, it still squeaked.
so i changed the alternater and it is still squeaking.
i asked about the belt but the belt the auto place recomended was too big. so i went to another and the gave me the same belt that was too big. so i am out of answers. help!!!

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    pushrod September 27, 2012, 16:45
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    ARE YOU SURE THE BELT IS ROUTED CORRECTLY? WHAT PARTS STORES DID YOU GO TO? I CAN'T SEE TWO PARTS PLACES GIVING YOU THE WRONG BELT IF YOU GAVE THEM "ALL THE INFO" THEY NEED.

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    bamagirl, September 27, 2012, 16:51
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    i went to advanced auto and o'riellys. not sure if it is routed correctly. took it off and put it back on the same way. i did give all the right info. it just doesn't make sense to me that they would both be wrong. but any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    pushrod, September 27, 2012, 17:20
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    DO YOU HAVE THE OLD BELT TO COMPARE WITH NEW ONE? IF THEY ARE THE SAME THEN IT HAS TO BE ROUTED WRONG.
    ALSO TAKE A VERY CLOSE LOOK AT CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT PULLING APART WHERE THE OUTER
    SHELL MEETS THE INNER HUB.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13388 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 28, 2012, 06:33
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    WRONG BELT COULD BE THE ISSUE. A SLIGHTLY LONGER BELT WOULD NOT HAVE THE CORRECT TENSION

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