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Old 04-23-2016, 10:52 PM
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Default 2002 300m new alt wont start

installed a new alt and it won't start now

click click click click

like the battery is dead

Brand new battery.

How tight does the alt tensioner need to be?

How much travel should it have if you push on the belt? 1/2 inch? none?

What else could it be?
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yes.

your battery is dead.
your Alt might be bound up. take the belt off and try to start the vehicle IF the battery isn't dead
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none of my questions were really yes/no capable
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Jump it off and start it if the belt squeals it's too loose or there is another problem which killed the alt and battery to begin with
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Could be battery, could be starter, could be bad wiring between starter and battery, could be bad ground on battery or starter, could be fuse or fusable link. Bust out the multimeter.

Belt tightness would be a whole other issue. A very general rule of thumb is 1/2" deflection along the longest portion of the belt.
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none of my questions were really yes/no capable


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Ok, my dad had half-assed the positive cable and I didn't know.

Saw a spark from it when trying to start the car. Then he remembered... Got defensive when I went to inspect it, just to be sure. So I walked away. I'm assuming it's working now cause they haven't bugged me about it.

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Ok, my dad had half-assed the positive cable and I didn't know.

Saw a spark from it when trying to start the car. Then he remembered... Got defensive when I went to inspect it, just to be sure. So I walked away. I'm assuming it's working now cause they haven't bugged me about it.

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Blame dad......
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'Got defensive', lol...

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