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  • FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) "SQUEAL/HOOT" - DURING COLD START-UP AFTER COLD SOAK BELOW -18 DEGREES C (0 DEGREES F)
  • NOISE - "SQUEAL/HOOT" FROM FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) AREA - DURING COLD START-UP AFTER COLD SOAK BELOW -18 DEGREES C (0 DEGREES F)
Publication Date: JULY 1, 1996

FORD:
1991-1996 THUNDERBIRD
1994-1996 MUSTANG
LIGHT TRUCK:
1991-1994 EXPLORER
1991-1995 AEROSTAR
1997 F-150

ISSUE:

Some vehicles may experience a "squeal/hoot" noise during cold start-up (usually after cold soak at temperatures of -18°C/0°F (or below) coming from the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) area. This may be caused by the tolerance of the grease being used within the idler pulley bearing in cold temperatures.

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