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Old 02-18-2011, 10:58 AM
modelageek modelageek is offline
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Default Re: whistling noise and iac + maf..?

Originally Posted by snipes040 View Post
ok cool thanks for the information fordzilla. I was wondering if there is any possible way of screwing up the tension on the belt? Or is it just automatically tightened and tensioned. Is it just a matter of taking off the belt and then putting it back on or do I have to get a special tool to get the right tension on the belt?

you cant screw up the use a tool to relieve the tension and then take the belt off.........I have a special tool for it but I think a 3/8 ratchet with a pipe for leverage does the same thing......make sure you disconnect the neg terminal on the battery if you are changing the alternator
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: whistling noise and iac + maf..?

Ok thanks to everyone for your input an help.!! I appreciate it a lot. I'll try to post on how it goes but I probably won't have time to change the alternator till next month so I want to thank everyone for their help!!!

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Old 02-19-2011, 12:28 PM
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No problem man. Good luck on it!
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: whistling noise and iac + maf..?

it might not even be the alternator if its charging fine then i dont think so. Might be the bearings on the tension pully itself
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