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On my way into work, I have notice that the Accessory belt tends to slip at time and squeal.. Also the battery light flashed at least twice … the dash board lights seem dim…. And at time they seem brighter.. I think that I need to tighten the belt or have it replaced? or could it be the alternator ?
If I have the belt replaced I might as well do the timing belt too?
 

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could be the alternator .... but definitly check the belts, and replace if needed. they need to be snug.
 

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Just go have them replaced, or if you want to do it yourself. there´s two little belts that run off the crankshaft, one runs the alternator and some other accessories and the other goes to the power steering. Have the alternator checked after the belts are changed and if it´s bad you´re gonna need to get that replaced too.
 

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Battery died today, right in front of TD bank. Anyhow.. walked over to Crappy tire, with the battery … and they guy starting giving my as lesion in battery care
… turns out the the cells were bone dry, so the guy at crappy tire filled them up .. charged the battery… and sent my on my way.. The only reason I think he did it cause it was a motomaster eliminator, hehe I was just gonna buy a new one..
... Oh yeah some fool at td bank wired me $1600.00 by mistake...
I figure there´ gonna catch on soon enough..
 

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Tempting as it is, don´t take the money. My wife worked in the banking industry and there are agreements between states, and partially on the Federal level, to prevent just this sort of thing. IT basically goes something like, if you knew the money wasn´t yours, even if you got it by mistake, it is to be considered a "good faith" mistake and your responsibility is to report it to the bank. If you do take the money, and bank pursues, you can be held personally liable for the money, or any difference that you are unable to return. It´s just not worth it.
 

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Battery almost died on my way home… Be it was only 3am and I had to drive with out any lights of the car would just die. … Look like I need a new alternator, uhmmm should I get both belt changed > while its in? Timing / accessory belt. Also is there any way of check if the alternator is junk or could it be the connections >?


[ This message was edited by: DreamLand on 16-12-2002 15:00 ]
 

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Pick up a alternator for $276 Canadian of course
.. call a few places and the price range from $280 to $480 dollars being at a ford deal ship !! Go figure crappy tire had the best price
... $276... and if you bring the old one in $75 casting ... Anyhow looks Like I going to get that installed tomorrow also replacing the accessory belt and crank belt..
 

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yeah thats the alternator cuz you should be able to start the car, the take the battery out and still drive no problems, (and no lights!)
 

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Now aren´t you GLAD you have crappy tire? Lowest prices, and friendly service too LOL. Gee, I´m sorry we don´t have those guys here in the US of A!

Anyway, hope that alternator solves the problem!
 

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Had the alternator replaced today, and 2 belts an oil change .... and that I need a new front right wheel bearing replaced some time. All for $90.00

Nothing like a good mechanic, so what if he lives an hour away
 

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That $90 included the replacement alternator too? Wow, that is so cheap!
 

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Ok i am having the same problem with what i think is a belt noise, but it will only squeel when it is cold, in the summer time there is no noise, and say when i have the rear defroster on and the headlights on it really starts making the noise, which would leave me to believe it is the alternator or the belt but the belt is only a year old. I have tightned the belt with no luck so could it be the alternator????
 
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