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Author Topic: Alternator Replacement  (Read 3702 times)


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    • 1992 Purple Capri XR2
Alternator Replacement
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:51:06 PM »

I finally got my Capri fixed, the problem before was that there was burnt rubber in the pulley tracks. I'm glad that I had a warm spring break to use my Capri with the top down, but alas my alternator belt has gone again.w I believe that I have an alternator problem because the belt would squeal when any amount of electrical draw was put on the system. Lights, heating, blinkers, etc. Can anyone suggest a new alternator?


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    • 1992 Mercury Capri Convertible, 1979 Ford Ranchero
Re: Alternator Replacement
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 10:31:50 PM »

Mine did the same thing and it turned out to be a loose alternator belt. They are a pain to get tight!!  I used a long pry bar and wedged it against the bracket. It only needs about a half an inch deflection so it gets pretty tight and charges better and does not squeal. Good luck with it!  Terry


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Re: Alternator Replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 11:28:51 PM »

yeah, i go with the next size belt down which is like 1/2" shorter. it adjusts better. the other thing is if the pulley offset is wrong the belt is misaligned, it will keep breaking belts.