Let us know if you get it done without it. February 16, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Look at figure 6. Remove the hood release cable - pry it out and set it out of the way. This will blow the alternator or your car's electronics by producing very high voltage. So i had my wife buy a new battery because Ive had mine for 5 years and knew i needed to replace it before this next winter anyway. Alternator pulley removal only B5 Passat -Audi A4 and Jetta shown, other models similar.
I have a 2000 A4 2. The Valeo voltage regulator is often more expensive but if you only need the regulator, I don't think the additional labor of removing the alternator is worth saving the price difference of switching to a Bosch alternator. I am posting a video of that are and sound can clearly be heard. Start by removing the front bumper. Remove the 3x phillips screws holding the voltage regulator. Located on the passenger side, is a cooling duct for the alternator.
The serpentine tensioner seems to be wiggling a lit is that Tools needed -10mm wrench or socket battery connection -6mm allen top alternator bolt -8mm allen bottom alternator bolt and fan pulley bolt -12 wrench alternator wire connection -flathead screwdriver throttle body hose and alternator sensor removal -wrench for belt tensioner I used an adjustable wrench -something thin to put through fan pulley I used a thin allen wrench The first thing I just wanted to warn people with 1999 cars that there might be a split in the alternator. If it's dropped then the battery is bad or something is draining it. I am getting really frustrated. If the battery is faulty, your alternator tests will not be accurate. I called them for the part they said they needed to order it and I had to prepay. Thanks yes there is you shouldnt have to remove your manifold to get the alternator out.
Below is a worn brush compared to a new brush. June 16, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Contact your local Audi dealer. You should be able to hear loud whining like a leafblower. While I have heard of people replacing this alternator without moving the lock carrier to the service position you would need to drain some coolant and remove the upper coolant hose. Sometimes it wouldnt sometimes when I started it sometimes while driving. Leave the car for a few hours and check battery voltage. The easiest to see and reach is on the driver's side.
Do the same for the other side of the carrier. What I found out was that specifying a 1999 audi A4 90 Amp Valeo was not enough to guarantee getting the correct alternator I had to actually look at the picture to verify making sure the alternator I was getting had two ring terminals in my case. September 18, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the Info. The brushes maintain contact by the spring inside pushing it against the slip ring. Measure voltage drop between the alternator battery terminal and the battery positive post.
The alternator grounds to the engine block through its mount. The bushes had worn, and the pin had come out of place, which put the tensioner at a funny angle and threw the belt off. Since the store is only 2 miles or so and I had a fully charged battery I say Why not. Anybody know if it is a ground or if it is power Where would it bolt on to please help me how to change alternator if you have a picture or diagram that will be much better thanks be lucky you have a 1. The car got us here with no difficulty but after resting for several days it has developed charging problems. That cable then goes to the positive terminal on the battery.
I recommend you move the lock carrier as it makes the job much easier. Remove any coverings and desolder the end of the brush wire. You'll have to widen the hole to get the wire through as shown below. To install, tighten the pulley to 48 ft-lb. Should I replace the sensor or make them check the timing. It can be done but set aside a full day if you're not mechanically familiar with Audis. Some tips here are specific to Volkswagen and Audi but the basic troubleshooting principles apply to most modern cars.
Once the alternator is outputting sufficient voltage that is equal on both sides of the the low voltage light, it turns off. How easy is it on a 2. Check your ground for sure. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Test it using the voltage drop method. Hi all I started to hear weird metal sounds under the hood yesterday. You do not have to remove air con pipes, just un-hook any hangers.