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Removal of Alternator

Do you have to remove the front bumper from a 2001 Audi A4 to remove the alternator? Or is there any easier way? If so, what are the steps?

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You must remove the bumper.

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THIS IS A BIG PAIN IN THE ****!!!!!!! i would definately reccommend getting the repair manual from any pepboys or autozone because there are several things that you have to do to get to the starter. This is to include taking the front bumper off moving the radiator and the front headlights forward, then taking out the alternator. All of which have little room to work in.

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