1996 Mazda B2300 Q&A
1996 Mazda B2300 Question: alternator not charging
Replace all you drive belts. - backyard tech
check the drive belts they sell a stop squeak this may solve the noise temporary - sinautoscan.com
What is happening is your drive belt(s) are squealing because the belts either need to be adjusted or replaced. Turning on the A/C compressor adds additional work for the belt, which makes is squeak even more. When the belts are really bad, the alternator will not charge the battery properly, causing the battery problems you are having. I would have the drive belts checked, and they will likely need to be adjusted and/or replaced. You will also want to have the battery and alternator checked to make sure they are operating OK. Good Luck, let us know what you find! - Bret Bodas
The Drive Belt needs to be tightened... simple. There is a tensor adjuster that you need to turn with an open end wrench to fix the tension of the Belt. When my drive belt fell off due to driving into a snowbank I put it back on myself and resolved the sqeeking issue cause i did not have the belt tight enough myself...1/8th of a full turn and she was tight - Visitor
just got rebuilt alternator installed, notice on charging gauge on dash, constantly charging, but when i turn on heater, lights, turn signals, etc the needle jumps back to discharge briefly, or ...
The engine won't start sometimes. The motor turns over very fast but won't crank. This happens more often if it is turned off and tried to crank up to 5 minutes afret being turned off.