Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
I doubt it's the alternator itself, probably the belt tensioner or Idler pulley, Did you spin all of your accessories by hand to see if they all felt good and didn't feel notchy or like a bearing was going bad in any of them? Something obviously locked up, and if the alternator feels good, it's something else that the belt spins.
That's right, I just answered a ford question and been working too long. lol. So the alternator belt only goes around the crank and alternator, and you adjust the alternator for belt tension correct?
I follow you, I don't see how it could be anything else but the alternator that locked up. Unless the rare foreign object got lodged in there somehow. If you didn't notice anything in the belt area that shouldn't have been there, It would have to be the alternator in my opinion, unless the belt somehow got way loose. Those are the only things that come to mind, I'd try another belt. quality belt. And if it did it again, I'd put another alternator on it. That's about the only thing that comes to mind. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!