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There is a whinning noise from the engine area i have

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There is a whinning noise from the engine area i have changed both belts it seems to get louder when the truck is moving
JA: Which belt are you dealing with? And have you changed one before?
Customer: I have changed several belts before the power steering and serpentine belts
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2013 F150 STX 3.0
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i have not been able to pinpoint the location of the noise from under the hood
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not that i can think of
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jeremy replied 3 months ago.

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Here is how to rule out the belt. Get some litium grease called "belt dressing" spray. Spray it on the belt with the engine running and if the noise stops, the issue is the belt. If not, then start checking the idler and tensioner pulley. You cn spray lithium right into the pulley bearing area or graphite door lube grease. WD 40 works too. If the noise goes away on them, then you know which it is. If it remains, then check the alternator next. It is the next common to cause the noise.


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Expert:  Jeremy replied 3 months ago.

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