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I agree with tom ,check the pulleys by hand by taking the belt off ,i have been using a Goodyear Gatorback belt for 3 years and is dead silent so far regardless of the weather ...Gerry
 

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So, my alternator is gone at 72k for my 07 Tribeca. Calling around for parts and 2 dealers quoted me $480 and $585 plus labor.

:eek:

Quick searches yield $180 tops.

Any reason for huge markup?
My alternator shot craps, unknown mileage as it was a JDM swap with the engine.
It was making a whistling sound sporadically. I didn’t know where it was coming from so I just drove it till it died. It was a bad bearing in the alternator.

I bought a brand new OEM alternator after reading these threads. I had a private shop install it for me. I think it’s going to cost me about 900 bucks out the door.

I would’ve enjoyed installing it myself, however when it died I was 160 miles from nowhere in the Flint Hills Kansas in an ice storm!
 

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I love being in the Flint Hills, just not in a broken down vehicle.
Did you check into just replacing the bad bearing?
Hello Jefferson: I did not check on replacing the bearing. I never saw the core. Had the car towed to the shop. “ just fix it”
Shop is a family business, I trust them to treat me right.
 
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