When replacing the serpentine belt can the wrong tension burn out the alternator

Tiny
WENDELLG
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  • 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C240
  • 197,000 MILES
I recently had my ac compressor replace and notice the vehicle running extra hard within 2 weeks my alternator burnt out. A new belt was put on also.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 AT 8:04 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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No, the tendsion would not cause the alternator to fail, the only thing wrong tension can damage would be the bearings.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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This is not a possibility with your car since your tensioner is spring operated.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 AT 2:09 PM

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