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My car was sputtering withe battery light on. I checked the battery, and it was fine. The alternator was going out. I changed the alternator and put all serpentine belt on correctly. Now when I turn the car on the tension pulley seems to have a little bit of give in it and it makes a whirring sound. The battery light is back on. Any ideas what may be causing this?

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Is the alternator putting out 14+ volts when it is running? If so is it a cheap alternator? The bearings might be bad. Could be water pump or anything the belt drives such as the A/C. Have the battery tested ASAP then the alternator.

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