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96mx3 serpentine belt makes noise when start up

Hello, my problem is everytime i start my vechile in the morning it makes a loud squeling noise for about two minutes, then throughout the day it squels only when i start my vehicle. When i bought my 96 mx3 for work purposes, it purred and was very quiet. I ended up fixing my waterpump,rad, altenator at dealership service where i bought my car. So what has been happening is in the last two months ive taken it back to them several times due to the loud noise and from 3 other serpenitne belts burning off.. I figured they were tightening them to much.. which could still be the case i havent had a descent answer on why its making the noise from anyone. ive heard it coud be my power steering, belt too tight, a/c compressor, a/c clutch, tensioner gone, engine mount broken, altenator bracket. Im pretty sure its my a/c compressor that is seized, with the year of the car and amount of money ive spent on it already its just not worth another thousand to get my a/c all fixed and running. I just want the noise to go away when i start my car :). Now is there away to get around putting in a dummy pully and taking the ac out, what kind of pully would i need. Also do u know if the 96 mx3 came without ac, if so i could just purchase the belt for that model and route to my altenator and crank...or is this a good idea.. let me know your insight and how to go about fixing my belt noise when i start up thanks

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When you put a new belt its ok for a while and its come back if all our problem started when alternator was change if everything is straith got the right poolly on it right amounth of groove. the poolly is worn off the belt seat to deap in the groov e it hapen with rebuilt alternator check it out pierre

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