On your 1.9L boxer engine, when viewed from the rear, the alternator
is on the right side. The A/C compressor (if equipped) is on the left side.
The power steering (if equipped) is on the right side, below & to the
right of the Alternator.
The water pump is below the A/C compressor.
Can you post a picture?
Since your engine is cranking fine, your charging system must have
been working fine up until now. So you might just be dealing with
a "no spark" or "no fuel" issue.
I haven't seen an alternator leak black stuff, but I guess it could
happen. Protective coating that is inside, got hot & started to ooz out.
Friday, September 21st, 2012 AT 9:54 PM