Alternator Pulley fixed or clutched?
Hi there all,
My car has gone back to a used specialist where I bought it from (under warranty) due to a squeal I get on full lock. It sounds like belt squeal and it disappears once you increase engine speed from idle. After some research I concluded it was the alternator pulley (which I think has a clutch in it) that has seized and was causing the belt to squeal as it didn't allow it to free wheel.
After making a phone call to the garage today, they said it wasn't the alternator pulley as they do not have clutches and they are fixed. So they have ordered a power steering pump to replace my current one instead.
After doing my reading I was 90% sure it was the alternator pulley causing the problem. So my question is, does my alternator have a clutch pulley or is it fixed?
My car is a 3.0TDI engine code ASB if that helps.
Thanks in advance, Azeem.