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Squeeking noise from the alternator belt 03 Nissan Altima.

I changed the alternator belt (thought that was the problem) and the noise is still there, it seem to be coming from the wheel that the belt is spinning on and it also makes a squeeking sound sometimes when I press the gas pedal. And also when I turn the car off it also has a squeeking sound. What do you think is the problem?

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Possibly belt is slipping old and worn out

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