Used Audi Alternator Brackets

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About Alternator Brackets

The Audi alternator works in conjunction with the battery to produce power for the electrical parts of the car.   Alternators function by turning the mechanical action of the car's rotating drive shaft into electricity. They do this through the use of rapidly-spinning magnets. This magnetic field in turn produces an electrical current, which is used to power the car electrics. The alternator is also essential for re-charging the car battery, ready to provide the spark necessary to start the car next time.

The Audi alternator bracket, usually made of steel or aluminium, functions as a casing or mounting for the Audi alternator.

Usually alternators are fixed using alternator brackets that bolt to a particular part on the engine. One alternator bracket is usually fixed and doesn't move, while the other alternator bracket is able to move in order to control the drive belt.

If the alternator bracket has malfunctioned, it can do so without warning and can cause the drive belt to make a whining noise and eventually break if the problem is not addressed.  As well as potential drive belt damage, a broken alternator bracket can cause the alternator to be sitting misaligned and can affect performance of this part. Constant vibration weakens the Audi alternator bracket and can cause it to crack and break, but this damage can be slowed down if the alternator is bolted on tight enough to the Model> alternator bracket, which reduces excessive vibration to the alternator and alternator bracket.

Audi trivia

  • The word Audi is a Latin translation of the word Horch, which incidentally is where we get the word audio from!
  • You might think that crash tests in cars have always been a requirement, but it was Audi that first started doing them. Far from the modern methods used today, Audi engineers simply let their cars roll down hills until they hit something. Spectators used to line up to watch the excitement.
  • The classic Audi ‘four-ring’ logo is instantly recognisable and is meant to symbolise the four companies that make up the main trading arms of Audi.
  • If you’ve ever looked at an Audi RS and mistaken it for a Porsche, you haven’t gone mad. The car was actually a collaboration with Porsche, and the RS has the distinctive grille and tailgate of the famous sports car.
  • Volkswagen owns the Audi brand, after buying it from Daimler-Benz way back in the 1960s.