[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
87 5k Urgent battery/alt. help needed!!!
1987 5000S non-q non-t 188k mi
Thanks to all those who gave me advice on my battery/alt. problem.
Unfortunately, the car has died 3 more times since my last post, and when
it did today for the second time, luckily I was already at the garage.
They ran an electrical system test (about 15 bucks) and told me that the
battery was A-OK and the alternator was the problem, not recharging the
battery. I can get a re-manufactured alt. for about 75 dollars around
here, and do it myself vs. 300+ bucks at any shop. Some questions...
1. First guy mentioned a ripple current. What is this?
2. Is there any special info I should know about removing the alternator
myself? Any special tricks or techniques?
3. Any place to get this part cheaper than $75?
4. Second guy told me that VW/Audi batteries in rear seats are supposed
to have covers between the battery and the seat itself. Mine never has
had one. Is this necessary?
I need to fix this before Sunday. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
Get the Internet just the way you want it.
Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month!
Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.