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Alternator and air-con belt renwal

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Miller, Nov 15, 2009.

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    [Nov 15, 2009]
    1999 B5 Avant, 1.9tdi engine, 160k miles

    Main auxiliary drive (serpentine) belt, drives alternator etc., splitting lengthways so in desperate need of renewal. Thought I would renew the air-con drive belt at the same time

    'Haynes' manual states front panel needs removing; can the main belt and a/c compressor belt be removed without taking off front panel? My local dealer has quoted £100 + vat for labour so I assume approx 1.5 hours for the job, I doubt that would give enough time to remove bumper & front panel

    Any advice, tips or links re belt renewal will be very much appreciated
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    You just need to put the front end into service position.

    Bumper off, remove bumper shocks and slide panel forward.

    I'm sure the haynes explains it?
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