I just want to discuss issues with my serpentine belt (or Alternator/water pump belt) on my A3 Tdi.
I think it needs tightening more than anything. The reasons I believe this is because:
- When i turn the steering wheel at stand still it seems harder to turn than what it should normally be
- There seems to be a slight vibration through the steering when turned
- The belt sounds like its slipping by making a loud, unattractive squeaking. As soon as i spray some WD onto the belt the squeaking goes away for a day before it comes back again. This would confirm that the belt would be slipping?
Is there a chance that the belt can be tightened ? I dont think it needs replacing as the belt looks in good condition and i think it was replaced a couple of years ago.
Any help would be appreciated.. thanks