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1992 Mercury Capri Question: What causes our new belts to break after about 2 weeks?

 

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Visitor, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Moneta, VA, August 25, 2010, 15:23

When the alternator went bad, the belt had to be replaced.
About a week after the belt has been replaced, the car belt
squeels when starting and the battery guage drops to low
then goes back up to high. Then after about a week of
squeeling, the belts breaks. We have replaced the alternator twice and the belt 4 times. Our mechanic
cannot figure out what is wrong. 92,000 miles. First
time belt has been replaced was with the alternator
replacement.

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    Your Mobile Technician.com (see my shops), August 25, 2010, 21:24
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    Sounds like you have a pully out of alignment. Puts belt at a angle. Or poss. (but not often) tensioner keeping belt to tight.

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    Visitor, November 03, 2010, 14:47

    The replacement alternator has the wrong pulley on it there was a recall for this issue and they make a pulley replacement kit had the exact problem on my 91' replaced the pulley and problem was solved

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    Visitor, January 18, 2011, 15:45

    The belt is not tight enough had the same problem with my 93 fought it for days. the belt has to be really tight snug will not do.

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