Alternator pulley and drive belt
Hey out there,
My 79' 320i recently started making ticking sounds, and I noticed that it's coming from my alternator (or the neighborhood of my alternator - more-so the pulley). When watching it, it seems like the pulley is a bit off or inconsistently spinning. I'm not certain I believe the alternator's failing, but not really sure.
I've never really messed with belts much, but I think mine may just be loose and therefore not completing a constant revolution. Does this sound familiar? I know adjusting the belt might be one simple solution, or perhaps I should be replacing the belt altogether, but wanted to hit the forum first for opinions.
Last edited by josephpeay; 03-01-2011 at 12:10 PM.