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Author Topic: 1.9 TDI Alternator problem  (Read 1072 times)

Offline Peter Burgess

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1.9 TDI Alternator problem
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:59:45 PM »
Today my car started making a screeching noise from the alternator & over the next 120 miles the battery charging lamp on the dash flashed on & off for a second or two, half a dozen times.
Is the cause likely to be the alternator clutch & if so, is it easy to replace? Is complete failure imminent?

Offline Chrispb

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Re: 1.9 TDI Alternator problem
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 11:16:09 PM »
Sounds like a failed clutch pulley, they are easy to change if you have the tool. The tool allows you to undo the nut and prevent the shaft turning.
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Offline christiant

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Re: 1.9 TDI Alternator problem
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 05:31:28 PM »
Also check your junction box in front of battery... If melted it could be a poor connection.

Offline Peter Burgess

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Re: 1.9 TDI Alternator problem
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 06:56:54 PM »
Thank you guys, all sorted. I fitted a recon alternator as I needed the car in a hurry for taxying daughter to uni!

Offline regw

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Re: 1.9 TDI Alternator problem
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 03:44:07 AM »
Hi Folks,new here but recently did the pulley renewal after a squeaking during low rpm steering
Thought it was the belt, then the tensioner, then after renewing both to no avail
discovered it has a overruning alternator pulley!
I had no idea
Slow learner me eh?
Anyroadup, bought the pulley and tools and she's running sweetly again.
I made a short before and after vid


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