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Help please - aux belt tensioner

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Ian_83, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Ian_83
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    I need some help, trying to refit my alternator. I can't get the tensioner into place. Its just too strong to move by hand. Is it broken or some sort of technique too it? edit: 1.8t agu.
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    there is a square bit on top. 15mm spanner and lever! there is hole to push an allen key through to hold it in place too
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    Where is the hole? After I move it slightly? I levered it with some mole grips, and snapped them :|
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    There is a hole on the side which when pulled with a spanner towards the front of the car will line up with the hole on the bit that is fixed. As mentioned before it's a doddle to do, there is a square shaped lug that sticks up.
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    Cheers guys, when I looked at it, it was obvious! Done now, and she's working great again :)
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