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I have a 1992 JD 322 with the Yanmar engine. I am sure the alternator's bearings are starting to seize. I am wanting to take it off and have it rebuilt but not have to replace the belt which admittedly is in poor shape. In case the belt gave way after the alternator is replaced what is the experiance of anyone who has used an industrial strength half inch link belt as a replacement for the stock JD fan/alternator belt? I have read numerous posts that indicate that a belt replacement is at least a 4 hour frustrating job. That would be a minimum $500 job at a JD dealer and potentially a disaster if I start the job and then take it to the dealer - and all for a $10 fan belt. It may be heresy but what say the experts?