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1994 Dodge Intrepid Question: Charging Problems

 

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mathew64, 3.3L V6, Hesperia, MI, February 23, 2009, 07:19
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my intrepid will stop charging when it is idling.The belt makes a screeching noise until you get back up into higher rpms, could this be just the alternator or something else?
--mathew64

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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 23, 2009, 15:52
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    It sure sounds like the belt tension is too loose. You need to adjust the belt tension, if you don't know how to do this, take it to a shop to have them adjust the tension on all the belts.

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    Visitor, June 16, 2010, 04:23

    check the power steering pressure sensor. It will cause high idle and the engine will stall sometime is low speed turns

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    Visitor, January 29, 2011, 14:19

    Sounds like you need a new belt. Cars today have a spring loaded tensioner on them. When the belt becomes worn/stretched enough the tensioner can no longer do its job, causing slippage/ squeeling. After replacing the belt if you still have charging issues then it is time to have the charging system annalized.

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