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Old 10 Feb 2017, 12:54 am
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About a week ago I replace the timing belt (complete kit) and also the drive belts, tensioner and idler pulley. The torque struts were shot so I replaced those and threw in the engine mount also. It would've been a good time to change the alternator and I should've know better but didn't.

Well Last Saturday the alternator decided I needed something to work on and decided to quit. So Sunday it was me and the cruiser having some more garage time.
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Old 10 Feb 2017, 05:09 am
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Sounds like some quality bonding time with your PT
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Old 10 Feb 2017, 10:03 am
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Here's an early "How To" that I did on my old beloved 2001 PT Limited:

The "Handy" Alternator Change Out - Motor Mount Technique
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Old 10 Feb 2017, 12:14 pm
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It's quite possible you may have over-tightened the alternator belt doing the TB job.

Last year, I had a dead alternator about a week and a half after changing the drive belts on my cruiser. Upon removal, it was obvious the bearing went bad. Upon installation of the new alternator, I tightened the tension on it just enough to stop it from squealing when I revved the engine up. A year later, I have had no problems whatsoever with the new alternator.
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Old 12 Feb 2017, 05:14 pm
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It's quite possible you may have over-tightened the alternator belt doing the TB job
It's always a possibility but in this case I think it was time for the alternator to give up. From what I can tell it was the original alternator.
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