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    Belt??

    Hi Everyone, i fitted a new alternator a few weeks back and after the change the belt squeels like mad, its awful the sound. so i got told the belt needs changing but ive been looking for these but not sure were to get one from or which one?? my car is a 1999 v reg 1.6 8v with aircon.
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    may simply need tightening, sounds like it is slipping

    obviously because the belt had to be "slackened" to replace the alternator, when replaced it obviously was not tightened enough! not sure how to adjust though.

    if it is split, or looks to be splitting between the teeth or the lines in the belt, then yes, replace it!
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    the alternator belt is ajustable just move the alternator till its tight,

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    ok i shall try moving the alternator back to see if this changes anything...
    if not were could i get these belts from???
    mk4 1.6 18" x 7.5" mania wheels, 40/40 mm PI shocks, black halo LED angel eyes, front irmscher grille, vectra c air intake, k&n filter, peco exhaust

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    usually a motorfactors. I got one for my old fiesta mk3 for a couple of quid. usually if you tell them the reg they can find out on their computer which one it is. obviously yours will cost slightly more due to power steering/air con!

    hth
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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