I finally got around to looking into the screeching a little more. I bought some STP belt dressing and sprayed a generous amount on both the serpentine belt on the passenger side of engine and also on the driver side belt (is this the accessory belt?). I took it for a spin and it still screeches for a few seconds when under acceleration stress. Unless I'm mistaken, I think its coming from the driver side as I can hear it pretty good when driving. Any more ideas? Maybe spray more dressing on? I'm assuming I CAN spray too much on and don't want to make it slip. I'd like to figure this out myself though instead of taking to the dealer and getting ripped off.Squishy said:Sounds like a slipping belt. When is the last time you replaced your accessory belt?
On my 2002 Escape, can the accessory belt possibly be worn out already at 70k? I'm assuming the accessory belt is the one on the driver side?