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Hi everybody,
Just discovered VWT4forum so I registered at once.
I live in Paris and own a 1997 T4 Caravelle ACV engine (102 HP, 2.5 TDI)
Have to replace the alternator.
Looking for the process and the mistakes to avoid...
Thanks.
Have a nice day
Pieter

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:) Bonjour Pieter (OK, that's the extent of my French)

Welcome W:

Have you seen this post about the regulator and brushes, I did this job on my 2.5 AJT 88, can be done in situe with the belly pan off, a little fiddly but quite doable.
I had the warning light on, battery going flat symptoms.

http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=47745

I havent changed an alternator though, sorry

Chris
 

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Thanks Chris,

Yes I saw the video about the replacement of regulator and brushes.

Actually, the problem seems to come from a leak of gas oil in the alternator as the small pipe for the fuel return just above the alt got loose a short while ago. It has been fixed but too late to avoid the leak to occur...!

As the alternator is almost 20 years old and ran 370000 km, I prefer to replace it. The price on the web is not so high (170 € online for a Bosh original instead of 610 € for the same one at the local VW dealer).

Waiting for delivery at the moment !

Pieter
 
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