I’ve search the archives - plenty of similar complaints but no really definitive consensus on tightness of belt.
About 6 months ago I replaced the harmonic balancer & alternator and installed a Gator belt. Car had squealed as a result of balancer failing and coincidentally the alternator gave out.
Belt is squealing again at startup and at stop lights with corresponding drop in alternator charge.
The belt can be twisted to 90 degrees. No oil on belt. I just painted across the balancer to make sure all is ok on that front.
What is the general consensus on how tight? I’ve read tighten till it stops squealing. I’ve also seen 45 deg twist referred to. I also saw this post from Kirbert here re ribbed belts:
I am also going to put a wrench on the alternator to see if it turns easily.
PS Really thought the much touted Gator Belt would do the trick. I’ve tightened it twice since I installed it.