Time for a new thread with a more appropriate title, from my old thread where I changed the alternator belt, tensioner and idler:
B6 S4 - Alternator belt shredded, valve cover gaskets gone?
I now need to replace the alternator (short version, didn't put coolant hose back on properly so alternator exploded - pics to follow when I get the damn thing off). I'm struggling to find a guide to get this Delphi unit off - ElsaWin handily shows it "with the engine removed", and there's nowt I can find on the forum or the net.
I've currently got the front in service position (that and top hose disconnected again) with Power Steering lines still attached, and I just can't wiggle the alternator past it's mounting brackets.
Before I disconnect the PS lines and discharge the aircon to get the lock carrier completely off and out the way - has anyone done an alternator on these S4's or seen a guide anywhere or got any tips for this?