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.
Battery Light Comes On, Belt Failure, Sometimes Repeatedly on Mercury Capri
Average mileage: 126,166 (87,000–169,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder Turbo
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1991 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder87,000Visitor
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 Turbo103,000Visitor
Still in shop
1991 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder Turbo121,000Visitor
Alternator belt broke. Had replaced and drove it 2 days later and it broke again.
1993 Mercury Capri- 1.6L 4 Cylinder137,000Visitor
had to make sure tension on belt is real tight.
have changed the belt and battery and still has the same problem, sometimes the light is dim.
When the alternator went bad, the belt had to be replaced. About a week after the belt has bee...
the check engine light comes on and the vehicle stalls at idle, when in neutral or in gear
Intermittently I have a screaching noise when driving. Just when I think it won't stop it does...
The belt keeps snapping...it looks like the alternator pulley is not properly aligned.