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How tight to make my belt?

Have a 2001 mitsubishi eclipse GT, with a manual tensioner, i just rep[laced the alternator and now i dont know how tight to to make my belt when i put it on. anyone know how tight the belt should be? tight to where you cant bend it or with a bit of flex?

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Tightened it as much as you can with a little bit of flex

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Typical timing belt intervals are every 60k miles. It's a very involved service to do the whole job - timing belt, timing belt tensioner, serpentine or accessory belts, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, all fluids, all filters, brake and suspension inspection, and tire rotation. On many cars it's recommended to change the oxygen sensors as well. Quite a bit of this can be done when you want, but the first five items are critical and should all be done. And regardless of whether your manufacturer says the coolant is "lifetime", replace it - don't reuse coolant. It's cheap and it's good practice to use new coolant.

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I would bet it is a bad battery cable terminal. I just had mine replaced and from different forums it seems a common problem.

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