[Vwdiesel] Alternator lower mount becoming oblong
r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed Aug 9 20:45:17 EDT 2006
Val Christian wrote:
> Related, but not an altenator bracket...
> Some of the old compressors had "oversize" holes. I reality, they were
> missing a bushing. Without the bushing, they would elongate the hole in
> the Al casting, and things would tend to fall apart readily. The last
> car I recall having this problem was a 80 Rabbit. The newer cars seemed
> to not have that bushing.
Mine was an '81 w/ factory A/C. Could very well have been a missing bushing. Funny thing
was the first time I found the problem, I took it to a dealer shop to fix it. I think all
they did was to put a new bolt in there and within a month it had sheared off again. When
I finally tore into it when I changed water pumps, I fixed it for good, both belts stayed
nice and tight.
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