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01 mazda Miata belt broke on alt. replaced belt ,battery,alt.

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01 mazda Miata belt broke on alt. replaced belt ,battery,alt. adjusted belt several times belt still making noise and alt.dragging down like someyhing sucking a lot of power!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
Hello I will help you with your question,
When you have the belt off do all the accessory pulleys turn freely or is the alternator or AC compressor locked up?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes pulleys are good only alt. and water pump on that belt
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
You say it feels like it is dragging, can you run it without the belt for a few seconds and see if it feels free that way?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
alt. spins nice
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it has to be an electrical problem had amercas top mechanic look at it yesterday!
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
Ok if you already have someone on site and he is the top mech and could not determine what the problem is and you won't do what I suggest then there is little chance I can repair it from here so I will OPT OUT of your question and maybe another tech will have a suggestion for you
Sorry I could not help