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Old June 17th, 2009, 06:59   #1
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Default Does anyone have the tool to remove the alternator pulley?

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I was wondering if anyone near the Houston, TX area had access to the tool required to remove the alternator pulley? I've been unable to remove the pulley so far. I would appreciate any help. Thanks

Chuck
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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:30   #2
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Are you replacing the alternator? Buy an alternator with a new pulley. I don't think I would buy just the alternator and not replace the pulley also. Autozone carries alternators with pulley. They carry the alternators without also, just a heads up.

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Old June 18th, 2009, 09:05   #3
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Hey David,

Thanks for the heads up. The alternator is still good, but the pulley itself is bad. Apparently it's a relitively common problem, often mistaken for a bad A/C compressor.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 12:09   #4
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Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone near the Houston, TX area had access to the tool required to remove the alternator pulley? I've been unable to remove the pulley so far. I would appreciate any help. Thanks

Chuck
I'm sorry I don't have access to the tool you're referring to. Metalnerd makes a tool for alternator pulley removal
http://www.metalnerd.com/cat05.htm. Here is a thread(with pics) on removing the pulley:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=146580
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Old June 30th, 2009, 16:40   #5
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Try to go to harborfreight tool. They have 2 locations at Houston. I saw it 3-4 weeks ago. I think it calls euro alternator wrench kit. something like that. Or if you have someone who has Air gun 1/2 inch. You need take out alternator and do it with gun.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 00:18   #6
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I used a strap wrench to get mine off when it broke awhile back. I may still have it around if you want to try. I'm just up 59 from you if you'd like to give it a try
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Old August 9th, 2009, 23:05   #7
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Hey i had the same problem...its bull crap....may dad has been a GM mechanic and well known for over 25years and he has never seen this happen on any other car....I put an old allen wrench in there and turned the allen wrench with another wrench....(i needed my car the next day) I have heard many places about harbor freight having what you need..lemme know what happends!


P.S. get it fixed the pulley will fall off...and also the alternator is fun to get out!
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