A squeaky alternator is sometimes a sign that the fan belt or something associated with it is squeaking, not the alternator. (Possibly the belt or belt tensioner) So first I'd make sure it's actually the alternator squeaking before I proceeded. You could try some belt dressing on the belt and see if that helps or changes the squeak. If however it is the alternator, that's usually a sign the bearing's gone out and you will need to replace the alternator.
Either the belt is worn out or the tensioner is defective.
oil it or shoot a squealer
depends on where the "squeaky sounds" are coming from. something could be loose, such as a hinge or something. if it screams like a banshee, then its the alternator belt, or the alternator itself. it all just depends on where its coming from
slipping alternator/power steering/ auxillary drive belt
A squeaky belt is usually caused by a bad belt, a missaligned pulley, or something leaking on the belt.
Assuming the belt and pulleys are in good shape, put a dab of clear silicone grease on both sides of the belt. Do this with the engine off. Squeak is gone.
First, you need to inspect the belt for cracks and defects. Also make sure that the belt is still flexible. If it does not have any problems, use tension bolt to tighten the belt.
With engine off try putting a small dab of silicone grease on each side of the belt. It works for me.
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. The alternator belt will become loose. Remove the alternator belt. Put the new alternator belt on and reverse the process.
alternator drive belt?
Yes, I know of no engine where the alternator is driven by the cam belt. The alternator is driven by a drive belt or serpentine belt.
I would bring it in to a car shop because my family has had problems and it has been from the motor, to the belt, to the steering axle.
The alternator is driven by a drive belt or a serpentine belt. Follow the route of the belt and you will find the alternator.
If the alternator belt is the same belt as the other accessories, yes.
Install a new one. It's squeeling most likely because it is getting stretched.
Loosen the tensioner pulley. The alternator belt will come loose. Remove the alternator belt. Put the new alternator belt on and tighten the tensioner pulley.
Begin by removing the alternator tensioner bolt. Slide the alternator to the left. Remove the alternator belt. Reverse the process to install the new alternator belt.
There are many home remedies to quiet a squeaky alternator or power steering belt. But a squeaking belt is usually a sign that should not be ignored. It generally means that... a. The belt is loose & should be tightened b. The belt has aged and hardened and should be replaced or c. Something has gone wrong in the alternator / power steering / whatever and is putting more drag into the system than normal... and should be replaced. So rather than putting soap on the belt (which will make it slip even more in moist weather), i recommend tightening or replacing it & keeping an eye on whatever is being powered by it.
This problem sounds like a loose or worn alternator belt. The belt needs to be tightened or replaced and this should fix it.
The alternator belt on a 1994 Eclipse is replaced by loosening the alternator bolts, moving the alternator downward, and slipping the belt off. A new belt is then routed around the other accessories, placed on the alternator, and the bolts tightened.
You will need to loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. Slide the alternator to the left to loosen the alternator belt. Take the alternator belt off and reverse the process to install the new alternator belt.
Either it the accessory belt is worn out or one of the accessory (alternator, water pump, etc...) that need to be replaced.
You have to remove the power steering belt and the AC belt to remove the alternator belt.
Loosen the tensioner bolt on your alternator. Slide the alternator to the left. Remove the alternator belt. Put the new alternator belt on and tighten the tensioner bolt.