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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 118,000 (77,000–169,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
12 people reported this problem
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Alternator belt keeps snapping. Replaced alternator, and belt 3 times. Mechanics have no idea how to fix it.
all they do is scratch their heads? Alternator belt breaks one to two weeks after install
Alternator belt broke. Had replaced and drove it 2 days later and it broke again.