smoking alternator belt

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Old 08-31-04, 04:50 PM
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smoking alternator belt

My alternator belt squealed, smoked, and snapped. I've since replaced it, but it still smokes. First, it was loose. I tightened it, but there's been very little change. Could it be any other cause besides tension? My car's a 1994 Dodge Caravan with a 4 cyl., 2.5L engine.

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Old 08-31-04, 05:59 PM
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It sounds like the alternator or something else the belt drives is locking up. Remove the belt and check the alternator and water pump pulleys for free rotation.
 
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Old 08-31-04, 06:10 PM
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Will do. I noticed that there's a crack in the alternator. The water pump moves easily, but I'm sure about the alternator. I'll check it. Thanks.

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Old 09-23-04, 02:14 PM
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Thanks! It was the pulley on the alternator that was seriously stuck. I replaced it. It works. Dunno if that was the best thing though.

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