alternator won't budge

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at
Tue Feb 19 17:24:25 EST 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at>
To: <quattro at>
Cc: <200q20v at>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:05 PM
Subject: alternator won't budge

> In my attempts to install the Avi alternator, I've come across a
> slight problem.  The old alternator refuses to come out.
> All three bolts are out.  Now, I'm no freakin' mechanical genius, but
> when all the bolts are out, component should drop out in hand Just
> Like In The Movies.

Hmm.  It won't even pivot?  OK, remove the lower alternator bracket
completely (13mm). It should pivot now.  If it doesn't, well...brass or lead
hammer blows?  Geesh, I remember my v8 alternator being tough, but not THAT
tough to remove.



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