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The alternator belt on my 97 Mazda protege LX has squealed for a while but the battery and everything was always fine. I just tried to start it after the car sat for 2 months and it runs for a while but the battery light is now on if you start putting on headlights and stuff everything gets dimmer so i shut the car off. I was wondering- does this sound like it could be the alternator belt and if so, how much does it cost to repair it on average?

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Is the alternator belt still squealing? if so, tighten it. The light should go off unless your alternator is dead.

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