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#4608297 - 12/19/17 01:29 PM ranger belt squeak
mobilaltima Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1148
Loc: Golden Meadow, LA
Well, I'm back to driving my old 3.0 Ranger again, just for a work vehicle. I have a part time job for the time being, I work 4am to 8am. Like clockwork for the last week, I'll start the truck and itll start squealing like crazy, the whole way to my job which is 4 miles away. When I get in my truck at 8 to leave, its quiet, along with any other time of the day. Only does it first start of the morning. I did put a new belt (Master Pro not Gates, probably a bad choice right there), a new idler pulley, and I'm almost certain a new tensioner with pulley, around 15k miles ago. I'd like to pinpoint what it could be before I throw any money at it. Opinions please, Im thinking tensioner or belt.
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#4608322 - 12/19/17 01:52 PM Re: ranger belt squeak [Re: mobilaltima]
satyr64 Offline


Registered: 02/03/09
Posts: 17
Loc: va
My old ranger back in day had squeak and it was idler. Try using long metal screwdrive or wrench and place to you ear near different source.

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#4608331 - 12/19/17 02:04 PM Re: ranger belt squeak [Re: mobilaltima]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
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Loc: WI
Is it an autotensioner or do you manually adjust it? Either way the belt isn't tight enough. So if it's manual, I'd tighten it up till it's quiet or if it's auto, replace it.
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#4608423 - 12/19/17 03:45 PM Re: ranger belt squeak [Re: mobilaltima]
bdcardinal Offline


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Are you sure it is the belt? When the camshaft synchronizer goes out it sounds a lot like belt squeal. I sell a ton of belts on those only to have them returned, or try to return, to get the synchronizer.
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#4608447 - 12/19/17 04:06 PM Re: ranger belt squeak [Re: bdcardinal]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Are you sure it is the belt? When the camshaft synchronizer goes out it sounds a lot like belt squeal. I sell a ton of belts on those only to have them returned, or try to return, to get the synchronizer.
Yah.what BD says, On the Ranger Station forum, this is a known trouble of the 3.0
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#4608473 - 12/19/17 04:35 PM Re: ranger belt squeak [Re: mobilaltima]
mobilaltima Offline


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I had the synchronizer changed when I bought the truck 28k miles ago
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#4608474 - 12/19/17 04:36 PM Re: ranger belt squeak [Re: mobilaltima]
mobilaltima Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
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with an OE Motorcraft one
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