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2000 Dodge 2500 CDS replace belt tensioner or get shorter belt?

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I just replaced the Alternator and now, when I bring the CDS revs up to working speed I get a squeel from the clutch belt. I hope its the belt and not the clutch.
The belt doesnt appear to be quite so tight as it was and I am wondering if its slipping.
If I go get another belt, should I get one thats perhaps a half inch or even an inch shorter to allow for the tensioner to do a better job.
Will this put too much torque on the CDS clutch perhaps?
 

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I don't know. I have the same squeal. My mechanic is not tm savy. So he just put on what was on there before. Be nice to have a quieter machine though.
 

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Couldnt really use the TM with the squeal as it is right now. I just cleaned the belt and put it back on. Made no difference. Having a hard time finding the belt though.
 

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Sounds like its your belt tensioner. They are cheap, just put on a new one and a new belt while your at it. Just my 2 cents.

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