Type: Posts; User: VWAddict
yep.... If they have the part in stock (they should) you might want to do it yourself, assuming you're moderately capable with a wrench.
Probably significantly easier than -say- replacing the...
It's a fairly easy job for them. -If the squealing stops when you pop the cap, that's it, which is why I mentioned it in the first post.
I wouldn't drive it more than to the dealership, if...
Didja try with the oil cap off yet?
Do you have a vacuum gauge?
is it COMING from the belt side with the hood up? (Tilt your head to check...)
Alternator pulley doesn't HAVE a clutch... and the tensioner will always 'hop' and 'ride' (I wouldn't say 'vibrate').
Lift the hood.
See if it's coming from the belt side (on the left as you look from the front) or elsewhere.
If the belt:
See if it goes on or off with A/C compressor. (does your A/C...