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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15252
Registered: Oct-05
as i pulled in to my garage yesterday, i heard squeaking sound coming from my engine. so with the engine running, i opened the hood. i examined where the sound was coming from and it was from the alternator pulley. so i got my WD-40 and sprayed some there and the sound went away.

my question is, should i have that examined by a professional or you think its okay?
 

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Username: B101

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Post Number: 4339
Registered: Sep-05
change the belt, ALL imports are notorious for that crap, specially accords, mitsubishi's, nissans... anything with that double-tripple belt system...

if its still charging, just change the belt, prob loose, or hard now.. get the expensive belt...
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana 2 DD3515s, 1...

Post Number: 5258
Registered: Mar-04
Was the squeek coming from the barring or just the belt moving over the pulley?
 

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Username: B101

Everyone is ... USA

Post Number: 4340
Registered: Sep-05
if its the alternator bearings, he is f'ed... what he can do is remove the belt, then spin the alternator with his fingers, if it spins smoothly, he is good... just change the belt..
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15253
Registered: Oct-05
i think it is the belt. cause yesterday when i got the WD-40, i couldn't find the straw that comes with it. so i didn't spray inside the pulley. i just sprayed around that area and the sound went away.
 

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Username: B101

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Post Number: 4343
Registered: Sep-05
im certain its the belt, its a import... just be prepared to change it about 2 times a year or so...
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15254
Registered: Oct-05
lol you import hater. lol. i'll straight smoke your suv in the freeway. :-)
 

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Username: B101

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Post Number: 4344
Registered: Sep-05
lol, we will have to find that one out... :-) it can jump from 55-90 in a blink of a eye...
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15255
Registered: Oct-05
sh!t son. my car is fast. lol. jp man.

anyways how you been?

also where should i go buy the belt? autozone? and what brand?
 

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Username: B101

Everyone is ... USA

Post Number: 4349
Registered: Sep-05
yea, i know those accords are sleepers... i just like my power down low off the line.. :-)

ive been good buddy, i see your like tripple platinum, almost diamond...

go to autozone, or advance, even nappa... you want a good v-rib belt! it should have alot of small grooves, to provide more protection against slippage... get the highest priced one, or 2nd highest... a Dayco belt should do the job...
 

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Username: Adddisorder

West palm, Florida

Post Number: 5070
Registered: Jan-06
also since depending on how your car is set up you might have to take the other belt off thats for i think power steering and water pump to get to the alt. belt so if you have to do that just change them both. i dont remember what year you have. but dont over tighten them because you will f u c k your bearings and stuff up.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 15259
Registered: Oct-05
thanks guys.

mat the belt comes off easily. i don't need to take anything out to get to the belt. also it has a auto tensioner so i think i am okay as long as i get the same size.
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