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RE: My 90Q wants to retire
Check the regulator on the alternator. The brushes have a common
tendency to wear out causing this problem. Both my 5ktq's had this
exact same problem. You can replace it with a genuine Bosch unit (i.e.
$$$), or with an exact copy of a Bosch made somewhere in Asia for about
My 90 Q has suddenly developed a case of no-turn-over-itis! I took it
yesterday for a day of touring and it was fine. A couple of hours
drove to the local grocery store with no problems. As Ghod determines
these things to happen, when I got out of the store (with a gallon of
cream, of course!), the car refused to turn over.
I had the car jumped and she turned right over. I drove around and bit
the voltage meter was at about 14. As soon as I turned the car off,
nothing! I had the car re-jumped and went out for another drive.
the battery sat happily between 13.5 and 14.
As I was driving, I noticed that when I touched any of the power
(windows, etc.) or the accessory panel (defroster, fogs, etc), the
everything in the car would flash for a second, then go back to normal.
I'm suspecting a short, but does anyone else have a suggestion?
Charles S. D. Bryant