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alternator noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rebus20, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:27 AM
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    rebus20

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    I noticed that my 03 has been chirping in the mornings. This morning it chirped for several miles till I got to my destination. It hasnt been doing it that long but I opened the hood and the chirp is coming from the alternator. It does it at idle only. Give it gas and it will stop till its back at idle. With it coming from the alt only does that indicate the alternator pully is going bad, belt or the alternator itself? It only has 62000 miles but the noise is getting embarrassing.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:33 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Take the belt off and turn the pulley by hand. It should be nice and smooth. If it feels tight or rough to turn then it is the bearing. If it feels smooth then replace the belt and see if it goes away. To me, it sounds like the belt based on your description.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    pinktaco808

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    when you change the belt? after how many miles average? 100k
     
  4. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I'm not 100% sure. You might have to consult the manual but I would think 60-90k. :notsure:
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Mine broke at 70,000
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    all depends where you drive , how you drive, weather temp. some can go until they crack and some can't go 15000.

    Follow Ben's advise to start.
     
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