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First Problem-I replaced the serpentine belt because the old one was getting teared up on the edges,but now there is a loud noise I think is coming from the alternator,and the alternator gets hot and there is a fine black dust coming from it.Do I need a new alternator?Second problem-It doesn't take long for my engine light to come on,I disconnect the battery thinking the (reset feature) will help but it doesn't. Is this because of the alternator or something else? Third problem-The onboard computer I think is not on the right setting, right now from 1 to 8 my setting is 1 and 4 in the up position and the red light doesn't flash anymore,can you tell me the right setting for the onboard computer?

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Your alternator is getting hot and tearing the belt apart. The bearings in your alternator must be freezing up/worn out. Replace the alternator. You may need a new belt as well if you ran it this way for a while. As far as the onboard computer not being on the right setting, this should not be the case, unless you have an aftermarket, programmable computer. Other than that, your ECM should be fine if the vehicle runs. Start by installing a new alternator. Just last week I fixed a vehicle where the alternator was overheating, and black dust was surrounding the alternator by the pulley. This is due to worn out bearings. If you still have problems after replacing the alternator, let me know and I will help you out. Thank you for choosing Fixya.com!

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