[Vwdiesel] 2003 Golf ALT symptoms - any other possibilities?

Matt Alkire malkire at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 14:55:49 PDT 2014

This happened to me. My pulley started chirping, so I ordered a new one. The day after ordering, the old one exploded. Took the alternator belt with it. 

It was around $30 for the pulley and $35 for the tool. 

The sad part is, 6 months later the alternator died. 


> On Aug 13, 2014, at 4:56 PM, "Travis ." <tgott at hotmail.com> wrote:
> The alt pulley is a clutched pulley. Sometimes they fail and lock solid. Sometimes they start to slip and don't turn the alt over enough to charge. Rarely but it does happen-the pulley explodes. Pull the belt off, put a screwdriver into the inside fan blades and then turn the pulley. It should turn one direction only. If turns both or neither it is bad. $65 is cheaper then $400. You need a special tool/s to get the pulley off (another $35 or can be rented from someone). 
> Travis
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