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Weird noise coming from alternator????

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3 quattr0, May 16, 2010.

  1. a3 quattr0
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    a3 quattr0 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I chainey light grinding noise is coming from my alternator i think. Is it common for the alternator pulley bearings to go on the alternator as thts what i think it is and also what are the consequences if i drive it until i get the part???


    Thanks all

    ps is a used alternator okay to get or should i get a brand new ??? ( if it is the alternator )
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  2. tiresmokindad
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    I think you should get brand new. Your alternator are not efficient. They just annoying your audi.
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    seized alt...................dont risk it imo
    im an engineer ...once bearings have gone its a waiting game .....
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    fingermouse thats me

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    You can get reconditioned alternators for a fraction of the price of a new one,

    Can you get a squirt of wd40 in it ???
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    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine did exactly this after Audi overtightened the belt, it had only done 60k miles. Yes get a recon, about £130. Mines still going after 7 years and 100k miles
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