Batteries (alternators)

Henry A Harper III hah at
Mon Feb 9 13:53:41 EST 2004

Last fall the front bearing went on my GTI's alternator, nothing out of the 
ordinary when I shut it off in grocery store parking lot, started up after 
getting milk and horrible grinding/screeching noise, belt slipping and sliding; 
limped a mile home and removed alternator, replaced front bearing for $14. I've 
had the car for 10 years, alternator was "reman'd" about three years ago at a 
local shop, have since had to replace their crap regulator and now their front 
bearing, if they even replaced it. Such a deal!

Henry Harper  hah at
1991 200 quattro, 120k, fresh belts in Dec, no alternator issues yet
1988 GTI 16v, 239k

On Monday, February 09, 2004 11:38 AM, johkar at 
[SMTP:johkar at] wrote:
> Anyone have an alternator seize up on them?  I have a 4kq with 200k+ miles
> on the original alternator.  It is killing belts (yes I'm using the right
> width and lenght) in a horrible screeching way.  The pulleys are aligned
> and not bent, either.
> Any ideas?

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