Well, I got the 1" number from my Haynes shop manual, which from the way it
was worded I think means a half inch to either side of center.
The belt is pretty much the same tension, it seems, as when I put the water
pump on. I don't think it's excessively loose, although I can try to
tighten it again.
The heightened tension at the moment is mine, trying to get rid of this
I'll try it without the belt. Hopefully it's the belt, but I'm not sure
what I may have missed.
Please let me know if you think the 1/2" from center (on the long side) is
too much. I can try and make it tighter, but it's pretty much where it
At 11:45 AM 10/1/02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>You first have to find out for sure where the squeal is coming from.
>An inch slack in the belt ios too much, get it down to about 1/2 inch.
>If squeals with the belt on, use a stethescope if you have one. If not,
>take a long screwdrive, place on end on the alterantor, and listen to the
>other. Do the same with the water pump. It should be apparent where the
>squeal is coming from.
>No help? take the belt off. run the engine (briefly) and listen. No
>squeal , good, but you missed something before. Squeal, bad, eninge problem.
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