Alternator belt
1990 Honda Accord

Alternator belt

(1990 Honda Accord)
the alternator belt keeps squiling when i start my car it may stop after 13 sec,It squiles when i cut my lights on,cut the air conditoner on,or the heat.The belt started tearing i got it home put a new belt on it wasn't squiling after two days i drove it at night it started squiling again.Now it squiles when i start it up.WHAT IS THE PROBLEM
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on April 08, 2011
Make sure the belt is tight, then make sure that something the belt drives is not dragging like the A/C pump for example. Many times an A/C compressor will wear out and become very hard to turn and then cause the belt to squeal, or even an alternator can wear out its bushings and become hard to turn. Check all the pulleys that are driven by this belt and make sure that there is not coolant leaking on to the belt from the water pump, because that can cause squealing as well.
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on April 08, 2011
Make sure the belt is tight, then make sure that something the belt drives is not dragging like the A/C pump for example. Many times an A/C compressor will wear out and become very hard to turn and then cause the belt to squeal, or even an alternator can wear out its bushings and become hard to turn. Check all the pulleys that are driven by this belt and make sure that there is not coolant leaking on to the belt from the water pump, because that can cause squealing as well.
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