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My fan belt started slipping in the mornings and has started to take longer until it stops over the last week does any1 know wot this is coz I am worried the alternator is on the way out!!!!! Please help!!!
 

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You need a new belt, or the old one adjusted (waste of money, it will squeak again in short order).

Depending on engine, this is either difficult, or virtually impossible.
(Half the car has to come apart)

Spray it with belt dressing* and get it done at the service.

*About £7 a can, some people use pledge
 

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It is only a temporary fix, get a new one fitted soon.

A1600 needs the drivers wheel off, the access panel out, and a bit of fiddling to change/adjust the belt.
 

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I've got a friend who changes his every year!! He had one snap on an escort once leaving him, his wife and baby stranded in rural Northumberland. Babies now 26 and I think he's paranoid
 

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Mine squeals like the devil when I first start up.

I dismantled half the car to adjust it, and it is already as tight as I would ever dare take it (I can just about twist the belt 90 degrees using all my superstrength)

Apparently, Nissan have an "electronic gauge" that they use to set the tension even tighter
 

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makes me wonder what all this ridiculous tension does to the bearings...another example of a blatant design flaw not being sorted out pre-production
 

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Is this drive belt problem as bad on the 1.4 petrol and the 1.5 diesel? Both in its frequency and difficulty in replacement?

I'm almost "there" to buy a Note (i30 or Cee'd estates are the rivals), and I'm trying to decide which version. The thought of changing cam belts on the diesel is a factor against them, but this would be offset a bit if the alternator belt was easier.

Kevin
 

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No, the belts are relatively easy to change and adjust and are almost fit and forget when done correctly. Don't know about the diesel cambelt but as it's a Renault unit , probably a PITA.
 
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