1980 RABBIT ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENTHOW DO YOU ...

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  • EdLongabaugh
  • 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
  • 132,000 miles

1980 Rabbit alternator replacement--how do you access the bolt that holds it in place? It's covered by a belt cover; can't see how to get the belt cover off.

Thanks,
Ed

Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 6:45 PM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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6mm allen socket or 13mm hex head socket through the little access hole.

http://www.ultimategarage.com/shop/images/skallensocket.jpg

http://www.sdschina.com/source/p7/metal-13mm-points-hex-socket-for-drive-inset-8046.jpg

There's room for a Ratchet and either of those sockets... break the bolt loose, remove the ratchet and turn the socket by hand until you can
remove the bolt (remove socket from bolt before pulling bolt out).

Thomas

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 7:12 PM
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Will try, thanks.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 7:14 PM
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If there is no access hole. Take and post a picture of your cover, so that I can mark the mounting points for the cover that you
need to remove for the cover to come off.

But there should be an access hole (might be hidden by a plastic pop-in-out cover).

Thomas

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 7:47 PM
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Worked great. Didn't notice the port. Thanks.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 11:37 PM
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Thanks for the update!

Thomas

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM
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Qusestion answered

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Monday, November 26th, 2012 AT 2:55 PM

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