Alternator belt won't stay tightened . . . .
knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Aug 31 08:21:59 EDT 2002
Does your car have the "toothed rack" adjuster system or the hard-to-reach
three-bolt tightening system? If the latter, are you retightening ALL
THREE bolts? If you have the racked system, you may have a stripped
tightener on the rack bolt.
At 12:04 AM 08/31/2002 -0400, Ice Cat ^. .^ ~ wrote:
>I am wondering whether anyone has had the problem with an alternator
>belt that just won't stay tightened.
>First it starts to squeak and slip, and then shows not enough juice
>being returned to the battery when I drive.
>Each time my husband tightens it, it stays for less and less time . .
>. ??? Now it will not hold for even the first drive. We put on a
>new alternator belt which we purchased from the dealership after the
>last one which looked great didn't stay tightened.
>Of course we don't want to over-tighten it and wreck a bearing, but
>is there a trick to tightening it without tightening too much or too
>little ? Fay
>'89 Audi 200 Turbo (No Q)
> "A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at
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