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Making an odd noise, and I can't figure out what it is...

I've been hearing an almost constant chirping-type noise on the driver side. I thought maybe I had a belt of some sort that was about to go out, but because I don't know anything about automotive repair I was hoping someone on here might be able to give me some ideas as to what might be going on and approximately what it might cost for parts and labor. thanks!

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Make sure the belt is tight. You can try spraying some belt conditioner on the ribbed side with the engine running. It can also be pulley bearings--especially the idler. Try spraying a little oil on the accessory bearings with the engine running. If the chirping stops where you spray, replace that part.

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pick up new wheel studs. using a punch hammer out the old broken off studs. push in the new studs from the back side grease the threads put your lug nut on backwards and tighten up this will pull the stud into place. as long as your wheel isnt damaged or new wheel . use a torque wrench and torque the lug nuts drive a mile or so and torque again and then after 50 miles.

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I would guess a dealer or garage would charge you about 15 hours labor at @ $80/hour. You should call several garages for an estimate.

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SOURCE: 1996 ford explorer needs new head gaskets

I would put the money into the vehicle. Do you really want to go thousands into debt to purchase another vehicle? Cheaper to fix than replace. If the vehicle is in good shape all around I would repair it. If you are going to do the work yourself it will cost lots less than the 2000. If you do the work have the heads milled and replace the stem seals and knurl the valve guides at the same time. Also check for weak or broken valve springs. Your local machine shop should do all this anyway. Good luck.

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Expensive. But you csan do it yourself. First remove the door panel, purchase the regulator on line, after removing the door panel you will see three star scres holding in the window motor. Remove this, take it apart and check the plastic plugs, if worn replace with ball bearings, if goo pack with plenty of bearing grease. Now you will see aluminum holding the regulator on. Using a 1/4 punch and a hammer punch out the rivits, then using 1/4 drill bit , drill out the aluminum, if you must remove the glass first remove the rollers holding in the glass, they pop out with a screw driver. Replace the aluminum which was holding the glass with 1/4 scrwws and bolts. Takes about 4 hours. If one is going bak all will go bad eventually, had to replace all 4 on mine.

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SOURCE: 1997 Mercury Sable driver's side electric window won't go up.

In spite of your actual problem, you want your window up correct? Take a large rubber hammer and with the key on and the switch being help up rap the flat surface of the bottom of the door several times. I'm certain thwindow will go up. If it does, you'll need a new window regulator motor,or, a complete asembly. If it does not go up you'll have to search your fuses under the hood and inside. Also check the relays by swapping one out with a similar one (shape/ size) and if the car won't start but, the window works you'll know what you need. Thank You, Dana:)

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