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    Weird noise coming from alternator????

    Hi all,

    I chainey light grinding noise is coming from my alternator i think. Is it common for the alternator pulley bearings to go on the alternator as thts what i think it is and also what are the consequences if i drive it until i get the part???


    Thanks all

    ps is a used alternator okay to get or should i get a brand new ??? ( if it is the alternator )

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3 quattr0 View Post
    Hi all,

    I chainey light grinding noise is coming from my alternator i think. Is it common for the alternator pulley bearings to go on the alternator as that's what i think it is and also what are the consequences if i drive it until i get the part???


    Thanks all

    ps is a used alternator okay to get or should i get a brand new ??? ( if it is the alternator )
    I think you should get brand new. Your alternator are not efficient. They just annoying your audi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3 quattr0 View Post
    Hi all,

    I chainey light grinding noise is coming from my alternator i think. Is it common for the alternator pulley bearings to go on the alternator as thts what i think it is and also what are the consequences if i drive it until i get the part???


    Thanks all

    ps is a used alternator okay to get or should i get a brand new ??? ( if it is the alternator )
    alt
    seized alt...................dont risk it imo
    im an engineer ...once bearings have gone its a waiting game .....
    Last edited by s3dave; 16th May 2010 at 05:53.

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    You can get reconditioned alternators for a fraction of the price of a new one,

    Can you get a squirt of wd40 in it ???
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Mine did exactly this after Audi overtightened the belt, it had only done 60k miles. Yes get a recon, about 130. Mines still going after 7 years and 100k miles
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