Chirping noise

Asked by Sep 10, 2017 at 02:47 AM about the 1998 Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1998 ford econoline 150 is making a strange
cricket sound what could it be?

2 Answers


Is it in the engine bay around the serpentine belt area? Could be a pulley. Remove the belt and with the engine off spin the pulleys by hand and see if any make a noise.


If it's not a pulley or serpentine belt it may be the cam synchronizer assembly. The synchronizer shaft has a bearing that makes a chirp when it begins to fail. Google this part for your make and model for a better description of symptoms and how to repair.

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