[urq] Help - Now even leg presses won't get my alternate sliding

James Howard ur.quattro at ntlworld.com
Sat May 8 14:44:01 EDT 2004

Does your "tuning fork" have ratchet-like teeth in the top section. If it
does, you have to turn the outer, larger "nut" on the bolt which goes
through the tuning fork into the alt. This will wind the alternator in. Have
a look at this picture - is yours this style?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "steven j" <michellepfeiffersx at yahoo.com>
To: <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 2:45 AM
Subject: [urq] Help - Now even leg presses won't get my alternate sliding

> As far as the tuning fork shaped bracket that holds
> the bottom of the alternator I removed the forward
> half of the tuning fork so I can place my foot
> squarely on the alternator and leg press it towards
> the passenger side.  Won't move.
> I think the 80mm bolt (035 903 285) with it's square
> section behind it's round head must be jambed up in
> the bracket slot.  Shouldn't that bolt be easy to
> remove?  Mine is locked in there.
> Alt belt broke - so I just want to get the new one
> one.  Plan is to get a new bolt, then maybe remove
> alternator with bracket attached and work it from a
> bench or vise.  Of course plan B is I can probably
> drive the car to a shop within 5 miles and make it
> their problem.
> steve murray
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