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Belt and alternator questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nad, May 3, 2006.

  1. nad

    nad 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, so I took the belt off of my alternator that routes the power steering, compressor, and crank pulley. Well when I put it back on, it squeaks really bad now. I did not change the belt, I just took it off and put it back on, and suddenly ended up with squealing.

    Well this evening I tried to turn my KC lights on while running my headlights and windshield wipers. Well everything dimmed down and the whole vehicle lost a lot of power. So I'm debating on whether the alternator is actually bad, or if I just need to change or tighten/loosen the belt slightly.

    Can anyone give me any advice on this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. R77K10

    R77K10 Banned

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    you running v belt or early serpentine or later serpentine?

    draw down with lights turned on is a big thing,

    that doesnt sound good

    bad wire connection somewhere or something else bad it sounds like


    hmm
     
  3. 1979jimmy350

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    check your belt for the correct tension first, then move on to testing the alternator if changing the tesnsion does not produce any results
     

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