broken alternator belt
msylvester at verizon.net
Mon Feb 23 08:43:12 EST 2004
Actually, it is the 1st belt on the crank pulley.
The alt belt can be done without removing any other belts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at hotmail.com>
To: <MTrank at albemarle.org>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 8:14 AM
Subject: re: broken alternator belt
> I think the alt belt is the 3rd belt in on the crank pulley, ie., you have
> to drop the Ps and A/C belts to get to it. That said it is not too bad.
> That also said you should do all three once you are there as they will all
> be off. I'd put it up there with changing plugs as to difficulty, just
> leave yourself some time. The only problem I ran into was loosening all
> compressor bolts to get the A/C belt off. The belt was pretty tight still
> and on reinstall I had to let the engine turn itself about 1/3 crank to
> belt on.
> Dear list members:
> Driving home from work last night, the alternator belt snapped. The car
> still ran and I made it home no problem. A few basic questions: Is there
> any problem driving it a couple of miles down the road to my mechanic?
> difficult a job is it to replace the belt? Should I replace all v-belts
> the same time?
> Many thanks,
> 91 200q20v 108k miles
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