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Had a new alternator installed weds went out on thurs evening an heard noise like stones hitting the underside of van had a look at engine an the belt that was on alternator is broken is a belt installed with the alternator did the shop do something wrong what would cause it to break? they charged just under 285 for rebuilt an labor on a 94 dodge van

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  • dgeromanos43 Jul 09, 2010

    no they didnt charge for a belt but why would the belt break? i only drove it about 15 miles in all after repair im going to have to have it towed to them in the morning an i need to know if it could be something they did or didnt do that caused it to break an if it was bad why didnt they tell me they tryed to get me to have an brake job done at the same time



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Did they charge you for a belt? Sounds like maybe the old one was re-used, and broke.'s hard to guess without seeing.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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    Douglas Hansen Jul 10, 2010

    If it was over tightened, it could break, not sure on your car, but a lot have a spring tensioner, so over tension is not an issue if the tensioner is good.

  • dgeromanos43 Jul 10, 2010

    i took it back to them they tryed 2 new belts an then said that the alternator was the wrong one for the size of the belts the belts were too wide for them an caused them to break so they put on a different alternator , im hoping its done right this time :) thank you for taking the time to answer .



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