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Just changed alternator belt on my 93 honda accord ex and now the air conditioning pulley is wobbling while running and it is smoking

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What ever reason you changed it for, the alternator had too much preload on it and now the alternator is bad.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

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  • Michael DeMarre Apr 26, 2013

    A bad alternator? But i changed the belt because it was going bad. So if the alternator is bad it will make the a/c pulley wobble and smoke? Its fine till it gets warm then it starts wobbling

  • Brad Brown Apr 26, 2013

    I misread that. If the A/C pulley is wobbling, you are sure that it is the right belt and it has 4 grooves and it is not the idler pulley that is wobbling, you are looking at having to replace the clutch assembly on the compressor OR the whole compressor. The whole compressor is about 165 dollars. The clutch by itself is about 120. You might run into some mechanics that want to remove the compressor to work on it. If it is removed to be worked on OR replaced, you are looking at a AC recovery and restoration fee. So you are into this for about 1000 dollars.

  • Michael DeMarre Apr 26, 2013

    Its the pulley right below the alternator. Im pretty sure its the a/c pulley. Anyway to bypass it with a smaller belt

  • Michael DeMarre Apr 26, 2013

    How long will it run before it breaks completely?

  • Brad Brown Apr 26, 2013

    what engine is it? 4 or 6 cylinder

  • Michael DeMarre Apr 26, 2013

    Its a 4

  • Brad Brown Apr 26, 2013

    here is the diagram:http://www.gates.com/common/part_locator... DOES that pulley have a smooth surface that contacts the back of the belt?

  • Michael DeMarre Apr 26, 2013

    Thats not the right diagram for my car 1993 Honda accord ex 4 cylinder with a/c, or at least not the way my looks

  • Brad Brown Apr 27, 2013

    Okay try www dot autozone dot com and make a free account, then put in the make and model and year and look for the free repair guides.

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