COLD START FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE
(FEAD) WHINE / WHISTLE NOISE
2009 Focus, Escape
Some 2009 Focus vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine built from 8/15/2008, 2009 Escape and Mariner vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine built from 10/27/2008 to 11/28/2008 may exhibit a front end accessory drive (FEAD) related high-pitched metallic whine / whistle noise. This noise may be caused by the idler pulley.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
FEAD IDLER PULLEY NOISE MAY BE MOST APPARENT BETWEEN 1100-1500 RPM, AND MAY BE MORE NOTICEABLE ON ENGINE DECELERATION FROM 1500 RPM. NOISE WILL BE ELIMINATED WITH FEAD BELT REMOVED.
Replace the accessory drive belt idler pulley. Reference Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-05.
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
|090101A||2009 Escape, Mariner 2.5L, 2009 Focus 2.0L: Replace The Accessory Drive Belt Idler Pulley (Do Not Use With 8687A, 8620F|
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