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hi,ive got a 1.4 '99 golf and my alternator seems to be squeeling when running,its not the belt defo the alternator,do i need a 1.4 alty or would a 1.6 do the job,im not putting any extra pressure on it so really the question really is would a 1.6 alty do the job and would it fit?thanks for any advice on this and will be very much apprecated thanks
 

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the 1.4 and the 1.6 are the same, both 70A, personally, id take the opportunity to drop in 90A from a GTi or 120 from a 4mo/R32... but chances are, your alternator just needs 2 bearings. Its fairly easy to rebuild an alternator, hardest part is getting the bearing off the shaft.

Its a tricky one... brand new alternators are silly money, but breakers yard alternators often need new bearings... so if you dont want to upgrade it, you'd be best of rebuilding your old one.
 
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