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3800 Low Mount Alternator owners... what have you done to keep water off of the alt? by solotwo
Started on: 04-13-2014 01:36 PM
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I have noticed in the year that I have owned this car that when it rains or I wash the car or when ever water is introduced to that area the alt & or belt is noisey. Some times when at a stop and the engine is at idle I see the voltage gauge drops down and I hear it so I put the trans in neutral and rev the engine a little to get it back to charging. The only time it does this is when moisture is introduced to that area. Car does not have the rubber lower splash shields. Snow does not seem to bother it, just liquid precipitation . Anyone else encounter this situation?


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How much belt wrap does your alternator pulley have?
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Splash shields do wonders......
We will look at that too.
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Originally posted by phonedawgz:

How much belt wrap does your alternator pulley have?


I dont know I will have to go out and take a picture.



Ignore the white stuff. It is comet. I was told by a gentleman that is the manager of a tuffy store that over the years he has found comet works the best for squealing belts. Only problem when it rains it washes the comet away.

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Never had this problem before with low mount alternators on either side of the engine so I would think either belt is loose or not perfectly lined up, could also be just a weak alt. Dan
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I posted a pic. It looks like it wraps around the pulley good.
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