Subject: Tips on Alternator Replacement for 1998 A4 Avant
bob at chips-ur-s.com
Tue Nov 4 08:06:40 PST 2008
But. It involves only two bolts.
At 10:56 AM 11/4/2008, Danton J.A. Cardoso wrote:
>Isn't odd, that whenever something major, or even relatively minor
>involves removing the bumper cover? As the age line goes: What were
>they thinking? or They designed it, but do not work on it.
>On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Tom Winter <tom at freeskier.com> wrote:
> > On 11/4/08 12:13 AM, "quattro-request at audifans.com"
> > <quattro-request at audifans.com> wrote:
> >>I took off the covers and dropped the plastic underpan and had a hard time
> >>even finding the damned alternator. My god! Do they expect you to yank the
> >>radiator just to get at the bolts.
> > I'm not familiar with the '98 A4 but if it is anything like my '95 S6, the
> > alternator will be on the driver's side of the engine, driven by the
> > serpentine belt.
> > It's possible to change it (mine at least) by removing the bolts
> holding the
> > power steering pump and then moving the pump out of the way. I've actually
> > changed the serpentine belt and put in a new alternator with a bit of
> > creativity using a long stiff wire bent into an L to assist with
> guiding the
> > serpentine belt where it needed to go at the bottom of the engine.
> > Take a hard look at where everything is and see if this isn't an option for
> > your car. Otherwise, it's fairly easy to pull the bumper cover and then
> > swivel the radiator out of the way for more access (again, on my car. Yours
> > may be different).
> > I'm sure others will have better advice. . .
> > Tom '95 S6 Avant
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