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my belt keeps squeeking

This is a discussion on my belt keeps squeeking within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; i just put in a 220 amp alternator for my new amp. it is a p.3000.1 from massive so i ...

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    my belt keeps squeeking

    i just put in a 220 amp alternator for my new amp. it is a p.3000.1 from massive so i kinda had to make the alternator change cause the warranty on the amp says that you have to have a 200 amp alternator or more for the warranty to stay valid. but back to my real question. every time i start my car now i am hearing a squeak sound from the belt. now i know this is from the new alternator. so do i need to get a different belt or what to get the belt from squeaking?

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    you could try a new belt but no gauruntee that it will fix it. belt might be slipping because it's harder to turn the 220amp over the stock alternator.

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    Goodyear gatorback stopped my squeak.

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    Have also heard great things about the gatorback belts. A little bit on the $$ side, but I have heard they will eliminate squeaking.

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    To get rid of my squeak, I ran the engine and sprayed all bearings/pulleys with WD40 and found that my alternator bearing went out. Put a new alternator in and it was 100% squeak free. Also, my belt tensioner wasn't holding any tension whatsoever. Double check your alt and all pulleys/tensioners when you check your belts.

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    thanks for the info, ill look into the gatorback and see what i can get. would i actually have to check my alternator bearing if its new? i am just getting annoyed already with that noise it is making. i am at a stop light and when someone sees my car they have that look like i have a nice car and then they hear the squeak..........then the nice car look goes away. lol but now i think my wire to the alternator is too small. does a 4 guage wire sound good to use or should i use bigger?

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    TTT

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    nvm. maybe i should read.

    an are you askin 4 ga for the amp? there should be a chart you can look of that will tell you what wire size fits what voltage.
    Last edited by ksstamp09; 11-12-2009 at 08:55 PM.

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    Might have to change the tensioner with the belt. They do wear out.

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    sounds like the bearings in the idler and/or tensioner pulleys may be wore out, i highly doubt that the alternator being harder to turn has anything to do with it, and you may wanna put a fresh belt on.

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    First, make sure the belt is routed correctly.(it can be routed wrong and still work).
    Get a #4060790 Gatorback belt for a stock length drive belt.
    If that still doesn't solve you problem get a new tensionier, and if money permits get a Katech manual tensionier.

    *79 is your belt length in inches.
    Last edited by Blue28; 11-17-2009 at 11:59 AM.

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    my belt keeps squeeking

    I replaced a belt a few months ago and it just broke again. How do I tell if the pully and or spring is the problem?

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    Sounds like your belt tensioner is going out, like others have said. I had the same problems with my last TA.

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    I had that problem ended up being crank pulley balancer had a wobble. Sometimes I get a squeak I put blk silicone on belt every where & start and solved that problem! Dont laugh because it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwk Vet View Post
    I had that problem ended up being crank pulley balancer had a wobble. Sometimes I get a squeak I put blk silicone on belt every where & start and solved that problem! Dont laugh because it works.

    I also heard that if you put coke cola on your belt it stops it from squeaking to, havent seen no evidence to prove it but if it does I might try it lol quick couple dollar fix.

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    I am seeing a big thing everybody missed
    high out put alternators have a smaller pulley so the alt gets more rotation for lower rpm
    get a smaller belt and try that

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    I am seeing a big thing everybody missed
    high out put alternators have a smaller pulley so the alt gets more rotation for lower rpm
    get a smaller belt and try that
    That would only be a factor if he installed an overdrive alternator pulley, which is noticeably smaller than a stock size pulley.

    Overdrive, top
    Stock, bottom


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    alot of high out put alts have them on there from factory my iraggi on my blazer is small as hell

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    The pulley on my PowerMaster 200amp. alt. is stock size.

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