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  1. Mike78

    Mike78 New Member

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    Hi everyone

    I have a 05 Corsa C 1.3cdti with A/C. The Belt seems to squeaking. I had a diesel leak on the car and think it might have got onto the belt.....etc. I had a look to remove the belt but i am not sure were the tensioner is to slacking the belt. Does anyone know how to remove the alternator belt? I had an older corsa and you slackened the tensioner on the alternator. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Mike
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    Mike78 New Member

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    I'm i right in thinking that the tensioner is on the alternator?
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    Mike78 New Member

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    Ok I have replaced the belt. It has an automatic tensioner. The tensioner is just beside the crank pulley. Use a 14mm socket and turn the tensioner clockwise. This takes the tension off the belt.
    But The noise is still there????? I don't know how to test if the tensioner has enough tension or it is the water pump??????????????

    Please could anyone give some advice
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    i am haveing a squeaking from the Same area. Fitted new water pump but not that and have been told it can be only 2 things 1.water pump or 2.alternator.think my next think i am changing is the alternator bit Pricey to
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    Had the same problem sound on our 05 1.3 CDTi. It turned out to be the nylon pulley wheel!!! Had it swapped for a metal pulley wheel and all was quiet :)

    Hope this helps you Mike
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    Mike78 New Member

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    Found the fault guys
    It is a common fault on these corsa's that the pulley on the alternator needs replaced. Often around 50k miles. There is a clutch in the pulley which only allows it to turn one way. It is to stop the belt from jumping off. The pulley is fitted with a large nut. You could do it yourself if you have the use of an air gun. to remove the nut.

    Hope this helps everyone.

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