1999 Audi A6



November, 8, 2008 AT 1:08 PM

Electrical problem
1999 Audi A6 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 miles

It seems my alternator is bad, is there any way to remove and replace without removing the front end or putting it in the service position? Is it possible to just replace the brushes w/o taking the alternator out?


1 Answer


Dave H

November, 23, 2008 AT 8:01 PM

Removal & Installation (A6)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air intake duct. Remove 10 screws retaining under-car splash shield and remove splash shield.
Place lock carrier in service position. See Fig. 2. Remove connector bolt. Install Alignment Tool (3369). See Fig. 3. Remove Torx bolts.
Remove remaining bolts and pull lock carrier forward. Tighten lock-down bolts on left and right side to place lock carrier in service position. See Fig. 4.
Remove serpentine belt. Disconnect wiring from generator. On A/C equipped vehicles, remove A/C line bracket and position A/C line out of way.
Cut cable tie-wraps from generator/starter harness and position harness out of way. Remove upper and lower generator bolt. Remove generator from bottom of engine compartment.
To, install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure generator/starter harness is tie-wrapped in proper position. Tighten upper generator bolt to 33 ft. Lbs. (45 N.M) and lower bolt to 16 ft. Lbs. (22 N.M).

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