Best Answer

For the correct serpentine belt, it's probably asking you the amperage of the alternator, correct? Your best bet is to see if you can find any kind of part number off the existing alternator. Then take that number with you to a shop, and they might be able to find out the type of alternator you have. If you can't find any numbers, it makes life a little harder. What i'd do is try going to some online parts suppliers, like partsamerica, or rockauto. Look up the alternator and compare the pictures of the parts they have. Most times the different amped alternators will have different connectors, or look different all together. Thus allowing you to isolate the type you have. Good luck.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-09-17 19:09:22
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you know what alternator you have in your 1999 Suburban for purposes of buying the correct size of serpentine belt?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you remove ac serpentine belt for 2001 Toyota Avalon?

what are the correct steps to remove the serpentine belt that runs to the alternator on a 2001 Toyota AvalonWas that an ANSWER!? I assume the question is, "How do I remove and replace the serpentine belt on a 2001 Toyota Avalon". (You can remove it with a good sharp knife!)

Is the saying 'all intents and purposes' or 'all intense purposes?

The correct saying is "all intents and purposes".

How do you replace a serpentine belt in a 1999 Chevy Metro?

The alternator is basically the tensioner on a three cylinder Metro. The bolt that holds the alternator tight to its adjustment bracket must be loosened. You may need to pry on the alternator to slide it so the belt will be loose enough to remove. After you have removed the old belt and put the new one in the correct way, the alternator will definitely need to be pried on to tighten belt, then tighten bolt on adjuster. Just be careful what you pry on.

What is the correct tire psi for a 2004 Chevy Suburban?

30 psi

What it the correct tension limit for my 1992 4.0 L V6 Jeep Cherokee Serpentine belt and how do I tell if I have it set correctly?

a serpentine belt if installed correctly has a blet tensioner. this will apply correct tensionwithout any adjustments

What is the correct routing for a serpentine belt on a 1999 BMW 740 il car?

It is important to have the belts of a car put in the right direction. This serpentine belt goes around the AC compressor, above the AC tensioner,under the crank pulley, around the power steering, over the alternator pulley, under the idle pulley, around the w/p,and behind the tensioner.ÊÊ

Chevrolet Suburban 454 won't idle?

Need to know what year it is to answer correct.

What is correct tire pressure for a 2002 Chevy suburban?

30 -32 psi

Is emc2 correct?

It is not the entire equation, but for current practical purposes, it is correct. If an object is moving at relativistic speeds, it is not correct. It requires you use relativistic mass, which is based on the velocity relative to the speed of light. It is correct for any human purposes.

How do you release tension on the belt to replace an alternator on a 1996 Chevy Cavalier?

you need a serpentine belt tool, you can get one at auto zone or any part store. the alternator is on a pully system with a belt tensioner. place the tool in the tensioner and pull down, this releases the tension and the belt should come off. besure that you have the proper routing diagram and the correct belt for your engine size and year. Also if you don't want to buy s serpentine belt tool, you can use a 15MM wrench.

How tight should your alternator belt be on your 1990 Pontiac grand am?

alternator belt on any vehicle should be tight enuff that you can push down about 1/8 of and inch on the longest straightest part of belt if engine has a serpentine belt, the belt tensioner will automatically keep belt at correct tension and you don't need to worry bout it unless your rensioner is not working correctly

Is it correct For all intentional purposes?

A purpose can hardly be unintentional. The actual phrase is: "For all intents and purposes".

People also asked