[Vwdiesel] 85 Golf

Pam & Doug Boes db53248 at alltel.net
Thu Jul 8 18:31:17 EDT 2004

Does anyone know where I can get some detailed instructions on changing 
the alternator belt on a diesel Golf with AC? The Bentley is worthless 
in this respect. It talks about some version of alternator with a rack 
adjustor. That would be nice! Mine has a jacking screw below the 
alternator (difficult access) that moves a tensioner pully. The 
alternator doesn't seem supported as well as I would like because I can 
move it slightly side-to-side when everything is tight. There is an 
offset brace at the top and the standard pinch bolt below. It looks like 
changing the belt pretty much means removal of the alternator to access 
the AC compressor bolts to remove that belt first. Is this correct? Why 
would Bentley only address the easiest option?

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