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Re: 200QTW Belt Whine
In a message dated 96-12-05 13:24:26 EST, you write:
<< In any case, the replacement belt is already making that "I'm going to
break" whine, and it is less than 2 months old. BTW, this belt was purchased
and installed and the alternator was properly aligned by famous Carlsen
Porsche-Audi right here in Palo Alto, so I have confidence in the repair.
What do you think is wrong? Do I need a new alternator-is there some sort of
excess friction? What is up???
Look down at the thing, make sure it makes a straight shot from the main
pulley to the alt.... Next get a test light and pull the negative off the
battery, put the test light in series to the batt ground, how bright? If
real bright you have a ground somewhere making a bigtime pull on the alt all
the time.... Most timesreplacement alternators have a larger hole in the
upper mount that makes them prone to misalignment.... Or the medal tab with
the tractor adjuster is bent out/in enough to get a diagnal line to the main