I have a 99 Taurus with the standard engine (OHV) with 205K pretty trouble free miles on it. A couple of weeks ago the water pump went. Put a new one on and a new belt - no problems. About two weeks later the belt started squealing pretty bad and eventually threw the belt. Checked for leaks - no leaks. I replaced the tensioner (whole unit), but it still made noises. Took the belt off and found some play in the a/c bypass (removed the a/c a while ago). Replaced the bypass and the noise is definitely better. However, the belt still makes a slight noise during acceleration, but no longer at idle. Could my belt just be sh*t from being thrown off?