For a half minute or so after starting from cold there's a very noisy squealing sound like a bearing in distress coming from the auxilliary belt region. We just discovered that the A/C doesn't work but the squeal isn't when we try to turn it on, just when starting from cold. I'm wondering if these two things might be related. The battery isn't charging properly either (another thing that depends on the aux. belt) but that's [url=http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/24843-diagnosing-smart-charge/]another story[/url]
Any "usual suspects" in this area?