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  1. What's at risk when the serpentine belt breaks?

    V6 Tech
    I had some squeaking under the hood a couple days ago that I suspect was coming from the serpentine belt or one of the belt's pulleys. It only lasted a very short time (maybe a minute or less). By the time I got to a gas station to check it out, the problem was gone. I know if the...
  2. **I AM DESPERATE!!!! 2 problems

    2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    2007 mustang v6 79k any input is VERY appreciated 1st problem...started as a small radiator leak..just at the seam of the top of the radiator..small amount of coolant leaked and would steam off from the hot i think my water pump has gone? i dont know...ALOT of water is now...
  3. 2003 Mustang V6 engine overheating and A/C issues

    V6 Tech
    Hi All, I replaced the serpentine belt and did a regular oil change on my V6 mustang and took it for a spin and everything seemed alright. Later during the day, when I was stuck in traffic, I turned on the A/C but it didn't seem to work. It was blowing warm air. Soon after I noticed that the...
  4. Smog Pump replacement/repair for 1995 Mustang GT

    5.0L Tech
    How do you repair the smog pump for the 5.0 Mustang? I need to pass Texas inspection and I don't know what they look for during inspections. Can I pass the inspection with a smog pump bypass/shorter belt? How much will it cost to replace both the pulley and smog pump?
  5. Can you bypass AC pulley with smaller serpentine belt?

    4.6L Tech
    Hello Mustang Gods, I currently have an AC compressor that's deemed "bad" by a mechanic. He's wanting to charge me close to $900 to get everything in working order. All I want is my car to run. I don't even care about AC or have the funds for the replacement. Now is there a certain length of...
  6. Serpentine Belt Squealing...Maybe pulley???

    4.6L Tech
    I have a 2000 Mustang GT manual tranny with 147,000 miles. Just the other day I replaced my Intake Manifold due to a coolant leak. I obviously had to remove the belt during the job. Once I was done with everything else I put the serpentine belt back on. It drove nicely the first day. But ever...
  7. Underdrive Pulley Belt Slippage

    5.0L Tech
    I have a concern regarding the new water pump underdrive pulley I just installed... Given that March does not make this pulley with edging and grooves to keep the belt from shifting laterally, I am concerned that the belt will come off of this pulley. Every other pulley has grooves and edging...
  8. Serpentine Belt Routing w/ Underdrive Pulleys

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys, I just finished installing a set of March underdrive pulleys (#2015) and the section of the belt running beneath the tensioner and the part running from the water pump to the alternator is rubbing. I have been reading some forums to find a fix, and came across this: Serpentine belt...
  9. 2001 V6 Engine/Air Condition Problem?

    V6 Tech
    Yesterday, my 2001 V6 convertible had a problem. When I went to start the car, I cranked it up and then cut off the A/C. It started making a crazy sound and smoke arrose from under the hood, as if the belt was stuck and the pulley was burning it. I shut it off. When I turned the A/C back on and...
  10. 2002 Mustang GT Strange noise after AC recharge

    4.6L Tech
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and was looking for some advice. I recently added refrigerant to my AC, and after doing so, I have noticed that when it idles, a strange grinding sound seems to be coming from the engine. I have done some research which leads me to believe it might be a problem with my...
  11. Serpentine belt keeps popping off

    2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    All of sudden, when pulling out of my parking spot today, I lost power steering, and immediately stopped my car to see what was up. When I popped the hood, I noticed my serpentine belt had popped off. It's still well in tact and in good shape. After re-attaching it 3 times, I can't keep the...
  12. 5.0 Serpentine Belt Setup

    5.0L Tech
    Ok, before I start, let me tell you guys what I'm working with. A 1987 Lincoln Continental. It has the 5.0 EFI in it. Nothing special, and most definitely not a Mustang, I know that, but I need a little help. My serpentine belt setup is a little hectic. I have the crank, water pump, A/C, P/S...
  13. Shredded blower belt solutions

    2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech
    This one is kind of my fault to start with! I knew the edge of my belt had already started to tear and was actually going to get a new one on tomorrow but my impatience got the best of me. I had to get my wheels rebalanced again and wanted to put them through the paces (still not right after the...
  14. 1990 Mustang GT Power Steering pump

    5.0L Tech
    Well I recently just bought a 1990 Mustang GT. Although it does not have a power steering pump since it was going to be used as a drag car. I have different plans for it now that I own it and would like to add the power steering pump back. It currently only has one belt around the harmonic...
  15. Weird sound from my serpentine belt area

    V6 Tech
    I am getting a constant/steady chirping sound from either a pulley or a bearing that is going bad. I took the belt off, and there was no more chirping sound. I just changed the belt tensioner pulley, the bearing was bad. I put a new belt on also. But it still is there. Any ideas?