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    They pull you over if your car squeals? HAHAHAHAHAHA, OMG, thats funny. Well maybe you have the belt too tight. It could also be the pully. Spraying a small amount of WD-40 should fix that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    I get pulled over enough as it is cause my aternator belt squeals. Nothing I can do about it. It's a new belt and it's tight as it needs to be.
    On my first car (little Mercury Tracer) I had the muffler fall off more than once, finally it fell off and I lost it. That car was NOISY, but I never got pulled over for it. The police in your area must just hate you!

    But like you said, at least it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    They pull you over if your car squeals? HAHAHAHAHAHA, OMG, thats funny. Well maybe you have the belt too tight. It could also be the pully. Spraying a small amount of WD-40 should fix that.
    Oh, No, Mr. Bill! Don't use WD-40! That's a lubricant, as well as a water-displacer. You want friction, not slip. Auto parts stores and auto parts departments can sell you a small can of Belt Dressing spray specifically for this; it will produce a friction surface, rather than a lubricated one.

    Check and see if the pulley isn't installed improperly -- if the alternator was replaced and the wrong pulley or a mispositioned pulley was installed, you'll get that squealing. Realign the pulleys, and it should go away.

    Other possibilities are that the alternator itself is misaligned, or that the pulley bearing is preparing to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    They pull you over if your car squeals? HAHAHAHAHAHA, OMG, thats funny. Well maybe you have the belt too tight. It could also be the pully.
    They also pull people over for peeling out. The squeal is a...I forget what they called it, something like disturbing the peace, but in this town you can almost forget the meaning of the word.

    Quote Originally Posted by jpinkerton View Post
    The police in your area must just hate you!
    They have reasons to. When I first started driving, I doubled the speed limit coming home from school one day, and I got pulled over and... ya. Now they don't really like me...

    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    Oh, No, Mr. Bill! Don't use WD-40! That's a lubricant, as well as a water-displacer. You want friction, not slip. Auto parts stores and auto parts departments can sell you a small can of Belt Dressing spray specifically for this; it will produce a friction surface, rather than a lubricated one.

    Check and see if the pulley isn't installed improperly -- if the alternator was replaced and the wrong pulley or a mispositioned pulley was installed, you'll get that squealing. Realign the pulleys, and it should go away.

    Other possibilities are that the alternator itself is misaligned, or that the pulley bearing is preparing to die.
    It wouldn't surprise me if the alternator is misaligned, considering the people I bought it from... That was mean. But it seems that something is wrong with it. I just need a bunch of time(and patience) to look at everything and see what I need to do, and do it all. I even found out yesterday that my front main seal is cracked or something, cause it leaks oil, let me tell you. But as long as I keep a watch on the oil level, I should be fine until I can get it fixed. I gotta get to school. [/ramble] Later all.
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    As a result of the accident and previous necessity, (my car literally looks like friggin' Christmas, green and red where the paint has chipped.) I want to paint my car. Out of this chart, what color should I go with: Blue Metallic, or Light Blue Metallic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    As a result of the accident and previous necessity, (my car literally looks like friggin' Christmas, green and red where the paint has chipped.) I want to paint my car. Out of this chart, what color should I go with: Blue Metallic, or Light Blue Metallic?
    Your moving in all the wrong directions. I would address the engine issues first. No point in having a nice painted car, if you cant drive it at all. The main seal is so important, so is the alternator alignment. Fix the engine, then move forward. I like sky blues, but only as accent colors. I think Super Red will look hot. How many doors is your car? I know a kid that works next to me, he has a Tercel also, but with rims, spoiler, exhaust. Looks cute, but he has neglected the paint and must not have been wearing his seat belt because his wind shield is cracked, looks like a head hit it. I'll ask if I can take pictures to give you ideas.
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    It was originally Super Red, 2-door model. Engine/alternator issue(s) addressed soon. I need to find someone that can do them locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    It was originally Super Red, 2-door model. Engine/alternator issue(s) addressed soon. I need to find someone that can do them locally.
    OMG, and you painted over the super red? I'll take pictures of the guys car, his is also the 2 door version.
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    My dad got laid off and moved back here. He is now literally 3 minutes away from my house. He said he can fix my engine and all my Turtle's little idiosyncrasies. I'll trade my Turtle out with his Chevy pickup so I can get to and from my summer college prep classes. That means, in return for me searching online for him a job and a place to live(other than a trailer park as it is now), he fixes my car! My last two tests are tomorrow, and then Friday is report cards, I'm out a week and summer classes start. I'm ready!! BRING IT ON!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    My dad got laid off and moved back here. He is now literally 3 minutes away from my house. He said he can fix my engine and all my Turtle's little idiosyncrasies. I'll trade my Turtle out with his Chevy pickup so I can get to and from my summer college prep classes. That means, in return for me searching online for him a job and a place to live(other than a trailer park as it is now), he fixes my car! My last two tests are tomorrow, and then Friday is report cards, I'm out a week and summer classes start. I'm ready!! BRING IT ON!
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