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1988 VW cabriolet

Need to replace the alternator belt and am having trouble determining how to losen the starter in order to move the starter belt and put the alternator belt on. Is there a free manual somewhere that i can use, or do you know how to do this?

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  • feb0723 Jan 18, 2009

    Sorry for not being more percise.

    In order to install the alternator belt, i have to losen and move the starter belt because its on the outside of the pully and the alternator belt is on the inside of the pully.

    Hope this makes sense, i'm probably not explaining it very clearly.


  • Eric Murphy
    Eric Murphy May 11, 2010

    I dont suppose you could send me a pic or diagram of what you are seeing

  • Eric Murphy
    Eric Murphy May 11, 2010

    I think that you mean the alternator, instead of starter. The starter is an electric component that preforms its job by using electricity, where as the alternator does its job by creating it. You should see 3 bolts associted with the alternator. 2 of these lock it to the block. The other is your tensioner bolt. if this is not the case let me know.



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You've probably just missed one or more bolts somewhere!
Look again real good and you should find it.
It may only be visible from under the car.
A set of non-metal car ramps is a great addition to any home mechanic!
Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 18, 2009


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