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4000 Q alternator
Driving my '84 4000 quattro home last night my OX, Coolant, battery, and
brake lights all came on at once without any effect on driving/engine. I
suspect alternator problems. The belt is still on. Very busy weekend
planned so I dropped it off at a new (to me) mechanic. First thing he says
is Yes it's the alternator and they are expensive, costing about $350. I
just called my parts place and they quote me a Bosch for $168!!
Now my real question. How difficult is replacing the alternator on a '84
4000 quattro. I do most of our VW work (Rabbits, Jettas) but have not
obtained a manual for the quattro, or ever put a wrench to it. We have only
owned it a few months. Anything stange or particularly challenging to this
repair, or odd about the above pricing?
I appreciate all input and thanks for your time,