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Old 05-01-12, 02:06 PM   #1
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hi all , !

what the best way to get rid of the whiney noise on a alternator im defo sure it from there ! and can hear it from the alternator ! can i spray oil on to the alterantor pulleys ? to see if its dry ?



any advice gratefully taken !!
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Old 05-01-12, 03:17 PM   #2
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Have you had any belts changed recently?

An over tightened belt can cause a whirry/whining noise, in my case we over tightened my new cam belt
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Old 05-01-12, 03:20 PM   #3
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i only had the car 4 weeks and the belt does look new ! so not sure how to check if its to tight !!

how do i check if its to tight and how to release it if it is tight ?" ??
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Old 05-01-12, 05:30 PM   #4
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are these belts self adjusting ??? as i asked my mate he thinks they are and probably wouldnt cause that whiny noise ?!

any other helpful hints tips ???
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Old 06-01-12, 02:52 PM   #5
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Yeah they are self tensiong actually, well the aux belt is, not the cambelt!

Did this whine occur pre-new starter motor?
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Old 06-01-12, 06:36 PM   #6
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yes it was whiney before new stater motor !! ?

i hope its not the cam belt !!!!!!! guy said he had it done !
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Old 07-01-12, 04:08 PM   #7
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The cambelt isnt self adjusting, the tensioner is set manually!

Im only talkin from experience here but when i did mine a bit too tight it made a whiney noise!
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