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What causes the alternator belt to keep breaking om 1994 Toyota Tercel?

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βˆ™ 2006-08-14 03:04:32

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Possibly the alternator bearings are going out, the belt might be adjusted too tightly, or another device powered by that belt could be going bad. The water pump is commonly powered by the same belt as the alternator, and the bearings in the water pump could be intermittantly siezing up momentarily. Check all pulleys used by the alternator belt, except the crankshaft pulley, to make sure that they turn freely, have no play, and do not grind when turned. When installed, the belt should have about 1/2 inch (12mm) free play along the longest reach of the belt. If there is not sufficient play, the belt will break very quickly, and all components driven by the belt will be damaged.

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