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Hi Folk, I'm back again with more angst with my GTA!:mad: So far this year I have had the following failures: ECU, front flexi pipes, alternator and upper wishbones and brake discs needed replacing. Now since I received the car back from the alternator replacement in Aug the auxiliary belt has been squeaking away when cold but eventually this got progressively worse until there was a failure when the belt wrapped itself around one of the pulley wheels after approx. 1k miles of driving. I cut the belt off and stupidly drove 2 miles until I realised the water pump runs on this also - unlike my JTD or TS models! Anyone else experienced problems with this auxiliary belt alignment or squeaking since the alternator was replaced? I suspect an issue with the alternator in the car now but am assured it is the correct one from my specialist who sourced it locally from an Alfa dealer. He reckons that is the belt tensioner that is creating the squeak but when I look at the angle the belt is running at I reckon it is the belt itself. Could anyone take a photo of the belt running on the alternator for me to compare with? This would be a great help as there are very few 147 GTA's in Ireland for me to look at. Any suggestions or comments on this would be very welcome. Cheers Alan
 

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No issues as such but you left it so long squeaking. Why didn't you get it diagnosed straight away. I'll take a pic for you when i get a moment.
 

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Thanks guys for the responses. I checked the auxiliary belt on numerous occasions but found no play or movement in any of the tensioners or pulley wheels!! The photo shows exactly the in line I am talking about. Looks like it curves in towards the engine in this photo to me too!! Mine looks a bit like this also. If anyone has a photo from overhead it would be super to see it. Thanks again. Alan
 

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That is from over head with the cambelt cover off :)
 

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I thought the cam belt ran the water pump :confused:
You have to take the cambelt off to get to the pump but it is run by the aux belt. Not mine but this picture of the quad cam engine with the belt in place. You can see the waterpump pulley smack in the middle. v6 cambelt
 

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Updated pic so you can see :).
 

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Inbetween where the belt goes down to a v and with 3 bolts holding The pulley. Pulley has a yellowish tinge. Ticking is not a failing characteristic as far as i'm aware.
 
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