Battery Light Comes On, Belt Failure, Sometimes Repeatedly on Mercury Capri

An alternator pulley, of the incorrect size, installed at the factory can be the cause of drive belt failure and illumination of the battery light. The alternator pulley should be inspected and replaced as necessary if the drive belt brakes. When the new belt installed, it must be adjusted to the proper tension.

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Average mileage: 126,166 (87,000–169,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
10 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
1991 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder87,000
Alternator belt keeps snapping. Replaced alternator, and belt 3 times. Mechanics have no idea how to fix it.
1991 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder Turbo103,000
Still in shop
1991 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder Turbo121,000
Alternator belt broke. Had replaced and drove it 2 days later and it broke again.
1993 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder137,000
had to make sure tension on belt is real tight.
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