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Old 02-01-2004, 11:33 PM
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screatching Alternator?

I got a low pitch screatching at idle and low rpms (may be at higher ones too but I cant hear it over the engine) sounds like it is coming from the alternator...or something in that area. Is that consistant with an alternator going...if so how much time do I have left. I am not getting any dimming of lights..and it starts easy...then again this is a new noise. Any Ideas?
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Serpentine belt need replacing? How many miles on it? That would be my guess, but....I might be wrong.
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MJ,remove the belt and spin the altenator pulley by hand to see if will squeal any at all. If not,remove it and take it to a parts store to let them spin it over.Also,check your other pulleys and tensioner. It could also be just a belt like Brian said.
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