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Horrible grinding noise when parking. Alternator clutch?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by doublem_1, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. doublem_1

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    Had an MOT today and it passed fine. However, when driving home I noticed some odd engine noise. Sure enough when I parked up I got the horrible grinding noise and vibrations through the steering. I had this about a year ago and a new alternator clutch solved the problem. Is it likely that this is the issue again? I bought it on Ebay it I don't think it was branded. Thinking of buying one from GSF this time.
     
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  3. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot
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    As far as i'm aware alternators dont have a clutch.
    If its happening when you turn the wheel it sounds like it could be the power steering pump...
     
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    It's the alternator clutch pulley. It's on a 1.9tdi PD130 engine. I have ordered one from GSF.
     

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