Originally Posted by bad69cat
Not to revive an old thread ----but I have the exact same problem! Had trouble tracking down the squeal and the pulley seemed to feel just fine when I took the belt off. I figured I'd pull it off and see if I could get some grease or oil in it and I happen to notice a goofy looking spot on the block and to my horror there was part of the block/mount on the bolt still! You mean to tell me the genius' at Ford couldn't have used a shouldered bolt instead of relying on a thin piece of cast aluminum and a bolt that doesn't even go that deep into the boss? I couldn't come up with an 8mm bolt with a shoulder that is correct for the pulley ---so I am going to try and have faith in JB Weld and use a longer bolt. I'll probably use a dab of locktite on the threads so I won't overtorque it now that I only have half the threads to bank on! (Probably designed by the same moron who decided to only put about 3 threads in the spark plug hole as well!) Those boys better use thier heads for something besides a hat rack when they design this cr@p!! I couldn't be any more cheezed off!! Matter of fact I might even buy a Chevy!!!!
And your calling Ford Morons ?
. You may want to divert to Moped, -more your speed, but you better get one pedals. Better yet, have someone who knows what there doing work on your vehicles.
Yea, have a good one