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Re: Alternator Belt Tensioning (90Q)

I had a problem with batteries dying & the problem was the plastic splash
sheild was broken & water got somewhere (???) and caused problems.


IMSA90QGTO@aol.com wrote:

> When I bought the car ('88 90Q) last July, the alternator belt was making
> a little bit of noise because it wasn't tensioned properly.  It is still
> doing that today but is getting to be quite loud.  I hvae had two dead
> batteries in the past seven months when i don't drive the car for a few
> days. First of all, could the alternator be causing my dead batteries if
> the belt isn't tensioned properly?  Secondly, does anyone know an easy
> way of tensioning the belt?  I know how to remove the splash gaurd, to
> get below the engine.  I looked up to where the alternator is and could
> barely see anything cause it was so cramped.
> Mike Robinson
> Santa Clara, CA
> 1988 Audi 90 Quattro
> 148,000+ miles