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2005 ford freestar will make a squealing noise then die starts back up then may or may not do it again

Will make a squealing noise then die at idle or driving speed had intake and idle air control valve cleaned new plugs

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Squealing/screeching noise is the serpentine belt. Worn out belt or tensioner. Could be both. Usually dieing at start up(then runs after a bit warmer) is a dirty throttle body, air filter, and MAF sensor.

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Check to make sure there aren't any vacuum leaks. Did this problem start after doing the plug and intake clean, or was you having that problem before too?

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My 2005 Freestar 4.2 has 88,000 miles. Trans. replaced at 75,000. Recently, the engine would stall at idle when going down side street. When going down a faster road, there would be a slight squeal under...

You should open the hood,put someone else in the car and have them rev the engine while you observe the engine because pinpointing it will really help.Even though you are not running the A/C,the compressor is still being turned by the belt.Also,right now I would make a diagram of the belt routing in case it breaks.Some cars do have a sticker with the diagram under the hood,usually toward the front.If you do not use your A/C much,the bearing may be hanging up as well as any part belt driven which you have not replaced and may be making it squeal.Also,if your compressor ends up seizing,and you do not use the A/C much,and is expensive to replace(which also happened to me),I searched and found another car with the same exact engine but was made with no A/C.I had a Buick and the substitute was a Chevy.Most of my answer is for future possibilities but for now just try to pinpoint it and go from there.Some cars just do squeal after time but you also had bogging and stalling which is not normal(obviously).Also inspect your belt.Check the edges for fraying.Check the width for cracks.Many small cracks fairly close together or a few large cracks a couple inches apart is cause for concern.If any of these are present,you should at least get a belt to keep in the car in case it snaps.I would put off replacing for now until you can figure out what is happening.My answers are usually lengthy because I try to inform,educate,and give almost every scenario which could happen so there is no surprise.
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sounds like a belt or a pull that the belt rides on . you should spray belt dressing on the belt and see if it stops squealing . you can it at you local parts store

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Maybe yall should check the power steering pump.Hubby said it could be that. Repost and let us know if and when yall get it fixed!

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