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RE: 86 5KS no charging

Let them (with engine running) measure the voltage at the positive post
in engine compartment and at the battery. I bet they differ by couple of
volts. It may be caused by infamous wire split in the passenger's
footwell (I'm sure it's covered in the archives).

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	S8Mania [SMTP:S8Mania@prodigy.net]
> Sent:	Saturday, November 01, 1997 11:10 PM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	86 5KS no charging
> Hallo Liebe Quattro Freunde.
> 	I know these guys from Bangladesh who just opened a repair shop
> 	here in Hamtramck (Let's say they have never seen an I-5). I
> have
> noticed that they had an 86 5KS in for repairs several 	weeks
> ago, and
> now it is back. I went ahead and asked them what 
> 	was wrong with it. The owner explained that they have changed
> the
> alternator because of a charging problem. The problem 	still
> persistsIf
> the car is being driven for more than 3 hours 		the
> battery dies. I saw
> them struggle with the thing, so I 	thought that I'll ask the list
> for
> help. What should they check; 	what should they look for?
> 			(In their name) Thank You !!!