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I had my alternator replaced in my 2001 Kia Spectra. The belts really made noise after and for the second time the alternator belt has broken off. What is wrong?

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Whan a new belt is put on it will always stretch a littl;e after a few days and will need to be tightened,if its making noise....it most likely loose,so after the belt is replaced..drive it for a day or two then have it retightened,hope this helps

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NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

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