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I have had to replace mt alternator twice in 3 months and it keeps sqeeking and chewing up belt on side close to alternator vsthe car body

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Correct belt tennsion is key in this issue if the belt is too tight it will put too much pressure on the alternator drive shaft thus exessive wear on the bearing and then jamming which will burn through your fan belt.

on most cars a recommeded 3cm or 1" movement (or play) shold be in the belt unless you car has an auto tension fillted.

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