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Hey guys apologies to always be that guy asking about brands etc but I have heard choosing wrong brand of alternator belt can cause squealing etc. Just wondering what people have used/ recommend. Currently in euro car parts they have Continental brand and a DayCo belt but I heard ( via ChrisFix) they a notorious for squeaking. Should I just buy OEM? Or is there something even better out there.
Gates is my preferred brand.


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Where do you buy that from?
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Where do you buy that from?
ebay generally, but recognised distributors
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ebay generally, but recognised distrutors.
Cheers I'll check them out. See if anyone else has any input to brands. Appreciate mate
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Gates AND Continental are both well renowned manufacturers. You will easily forget the few €/ more but never the squeaky belt ...

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Re: Changing the alternator belt

Can anyone shed light on whether I should be changing the tensioner pulley with the belt?
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Gates AND Continental are both well renowned manufacturers. You will easily forget the few / more but never the squeaky belt ...

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Can anyone shed any.light on where I should replace.my tensioner as part of maintenance when doing the serpentine belt? I ask because my haynes.manaul (although do not cover tjet models) Does not seem to have info on changing the pulleys and tensioner for any of it? Leading me to think it's not somethings that's usual done for maintenance
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Hi Emerson,

that's not really a big job if one fails or start to chirp later. The mechanics usually replace the whole stuff together though... Now it's your wallet and your time !

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Hi Emerson,

that's not really a big job if one fails or start to chirp later. The mechanics usually replace the whole stuff together though... Now it's your wallet and your time !

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I think I will have to do some checking. Because as you.mentioned chirping, I can here that type of noise. I'll probably do a recording for people to hear and see. But it maybe a new pulley of some sort.
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Re: Changing the alternator belt

Hey does anyone have any information on replacing a belt tensioner (auxiliary) for a GP TJET. Thanks. Pictures would be great
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Hi Emerson,

seems that's all to be found in the eLearn ...

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seems that's all to be found in the eLearn ...

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Re: Changing the alternator belt

Based of.this it seems that the tensioner is meant to have a locking pin. .thanks fiat because I know.mine hasn't and was probably never given or lost during some inspection b4 I knew a t8ng about cars lol
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The locking pin is a special tool used to lock the tensioner 'at rest' when replacing the belt and as such is not part of the original Equipment ...

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