[urq] Alternator bolt....not belt, bolt...

Louis-Alain Richard larichard at plguide.com
Wed Oct 7 18:10:00 PDT 2009

Hi Jim,

If it's the bottom bolt, the one at the steel fork visible from underneath,
it's a M8x80 round-head bolt with a square section under the round head that
engage into the bracket slot to prevent unwanted rotation.

If it's the real pivot bolt, the one at the top of the alternator that goes
through an aluminum bracket, then it's a regular M8x100, (100 being 100 mm
of bolt shaft length).

How can they disappear ? I don't know, since installing one is a very
difficult job, even with the valance removed. I'll try to send you a PDF of
the ETKA page in a private mail.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] De la part
de Jim Fleischer
Envoyé : 7 octobre 2009 20:09
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Objet : [urq] Alternator bolt....not belt, bolt...

Hey guys......

Haven't driven the ur much lately, but started her up today and discovered a
"new" noise.  Seemed to be coming from the alternator area, and sure enough
I am missing the pivot bolt for the alternator.  Anyone happen to know what
the size of this bolt is?  It'll save me lots of trial and error in a dirty
parking lot at the local FLAPS.  Thanks!  Also, how the heck do you get a
wrench in there?

On another note, would a slipping alternator belt cause some noticable power
loss/bucking at full throttle?  Curious to see if fixing this may help in
that regard.....

Best regards,

Jim Fleischer
'83 ur
'95 s6 avant
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