I hope someone out there could shed some light to help me with my Camry.. Ok, I've installed an HO 160 AMP Iraggi Alternator on my Camry yesterday, right? So, at first I had the hardest time figuring out to take the belt off to uninstalling my old alternator. Now, before I figured out that there were a tension bolt that I had to turn to take the tension off the belt so that I can take the belt off. To be quite truthful, I took the top bolt off the alternator off, then the bottom bolt and move the alternator up and down and the belt came tighter.. (Yes, I've did the liberty on making sure that there were no power going on with the car and I even disconnected the battery)
Now, I think I've messed the tracking on the belt and I've stretch the belt or something but, moving forward.
Ok, now when I figured out that I had to turn the tension bolt to take the belt off. I did that and walla!, I've taken the alternator out and put the new alternator in. Put the belt back on and made sure everything is good and secure and put back the wires, etc and how it should be and I turn the car on.
The car turned on alright and the alternator is working just fine but, now when I turn the car on there's a rattling noise that I hear when idle and even when I 'Rev' the engine also. I turned the car off and on and it's there again. I put my ears to where the alternater is at and the rattling noise is not coming out of the alternator. Now, when I drive the car for maybe a 3-5 miles the noise goes away. I turn off the car and turn it back on; the noise disappears. So, cool. I thought it was the alternator that I replaced might have to be breaked in or something but, come to think of it?, the sound was not coming from the alternator - - the belt maybe?.. I ask myself
This morning when I turned my car on it does the same thing. It's rattling again. I think that I might of stretch the belt or maybe the tracking on the belt is messed up.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions would be great. I really want this rattling noise to go away because I'm tempted to take it to the dealership today to figure it out.
.. also could it be the water pump?.. because I haven't touched the waterpump? and there's no leaks underneath my car. Shoot I'm lost .. I really want to get this fixed..asap.
Make & Model: 05' Toyota Camry LE 4DR.
Mileage: approx. 53,000 miles