[DML] Re: Alternator Belt
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[DML] Re: Alternator Belt

The belt should be toward the loose side but not so loose than when
you try to turn the alternator pulley the belt will slip allowing you
to turn the pulley. Much tighter than that and you will kill the
bearings in the water pump and the alternator. It sounds like your
alternator could be out-of-alignmnet. Vee belts do not like
misalignment, everything MUST be in the same plane. Check with a
string or a straightedge. Also make sure the belt is correct. It
should not be riding on it's bottom, ONLY the sides of the "vee". It
is also possible you have a problem with the alternator or the water pump.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Robert Lingo" <rlingo@xxxx> wrote:
> How tight must the alternator belt be? I had a belt beak on me once.
> what happened: I started the car after it had sat for over eight hours 
> (while I was at work). It ran very rough after starting. When I
pressed the 
> accelerator I heard the belt squeal a couple of times. All of a
sudden a 

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