[Vwdiesel] Alternator belt-What the ?

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Mon Feb 21 06:45:15 EST 2005

On 19 Feb 2005 at 21:59, Mike & Coreen Smith <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:

> I went down to the garage a while ago, and I swear there are only 2 bolts
> holding my alternator on (not 3)
> though it looks like on the bottom left side, there should be one in there,
> where 2 brackets with holes don't quite line up..........I only loosened 2
> last night so never dropped any.

The third one is at the other end of the adjusting bar, loosening it allows it to pivot 

> I'll have to have another peek at it tomorrow when I am not quite so tired.
> Been a full day here today
> and I've been up since 4:18am..........YAWN!
> BTW, how do you guys see or get to the allen bolts on the main pulley...from
> underneath? Through the wheelwell somehow.  Sure isn't a lot of room there.
> Kinda like working on my Mini !

I take of the wheel and do it from the wheelwell. I also do the inner CVs this way, 
using a really long extension... I think everyone has pretty much covered all the 
possibilities, including numerous interesting terms for the indexing protrusion on the 
crank pulley! ;-)
Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta TD (retired)
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L
'82 Diesel Westy

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