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2002 Passat Alternator removal..HELP!!
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beetle16
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: 2002 Passat Alternator removal..HELP!! Reply with quote

My mother has a 2002 Passat with the 1.8 engine. The alternator has gone out and needs replacing. I removed the top bolt and got the bottom bolt loose and that is where I ran into my problem. The bottom bolt doesn't have enough room to come out!! Are there any secrets to removing the bottom bolt of the alternator? Will I just have to remove the front end to get to it? The bolt is hitting the back side of the fan. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an allen bolt that holds the fan pully on the mount. You can undo that bolt and take the fan/with hub and pulley out of the car. That should give you all the clearance you need.
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