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my 2008 ford escape is making a whining noise. as it accelerates.

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my 2008 ford escape is making a whining noise. as it accelerates. checked all fluids, transmission is fine... any suggestions?
Accel from a stop or cruising speeds? Can I get a VIN # ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
accel from a stop
VIN # ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I will have to go out side to get that
Ok, I won't leave.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
1FMCU03178KA70953

There is a TSB that is similar.

 

FORD:2008 Escape
MERCURY:2008 Mariner

ISSUE:

Some 2008 Escape and Mariner vehicles equipped with 3.0L engine may exhibit front end accessory drive (FEAD) whining/bearing type noise. The noise may be coming from the right hand (RH) FEAD idler pulley that is in front of the right bank cylinder head.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Using a stethoscope, place end on the bolt that holds idler pulley on.
    1. If the noise is coming from the bolt/pulley, go to Step 2.
    2. If the noise is not coming from the bolt/pulley, this procedure does not apply. Follow Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-05B to diagnose.
  2. Replace RH Accessory Drive Belt Idler Pulley and Bracket Assembly. Follow WSM, Section 303-05B for removal.
  3. To install; torque bolts to 18 lb-ft (25 N-m) following the torque sequence. (Figure 1)


    Figure 1 - Article 09-14-6

    NOTE:IF BOLTS ARE NOT TORQUED IN SEQUENCE ILLUSTRATED, THEN PREMATURE BEARING FAILURE MAY OCCUR.

     


PART NUMBERPART NAME
8L8Z-3F671-ABracket/Pulley Assembly

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Are u saying this should be covered under my warranty?
If you are under the 36 month/36k , then yes.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
48,0000 too bad but my husband should be able to fix this Thanks for your help! My husband had mentioned that but we thought we would get a second opinion! Do u feel like it is something we should do ourselves? he is a very experienced mechanic,

Pretty easy stuff here. Here is the instructions.

 

Service and Repair
Notes

Accessory Drive Belt Idler Pulley

Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) - Exploded View (Part 1)

Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) - Exploded View (Part 2)


Removal and Installation

All accessory drive belt idler pulleys

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Remove the pin-type retainer, 5 bolts and the RH lower splash shield.
    • To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).
  1. Using a suitable belt tensioner release tool, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.

LH accessory drive belt idler pulley

  1. Remove the bolt and the LH accessory drive belt idler pulley.
    • To install, tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).

Center accessory drive belt idler pulley

  1. Remove the bolt and the center accessory drive belt idler pulley.
    • To install, tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).

RH accessory drive belt idler pulley and bracket

  1. Remove the 3 RH accessory drive belt idler pulley and bracket bolts. Then detach the wiring harness retainer and remove the idler pulley and bracket assembly.
    • To install, tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).

All accessory drive belt idler pulleys

  1. NOTE: Refer to the illustration for correct drive belt routing. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks again!