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Re: Electrical problem!

If it isn't your battery check your charging system.
It could be the alternator and maybe as simple as your voltage regulator.
On my '84 4KQ the regulator caused a nightmare of symptoms (I was ready to shoot
the car) from buzzers sounding to oil pressure lights coming on.

'84 4KQ
'85 4Kq
'90 Q 20V

Nat Tilden wrote:

> I just got an Audi 4000CS Quattro '86 and the other day it broke down. I
> don't know much about cars but I want to learn and I would like to fix it
> myself.  If anyone can help me out with information as to what might be
> wrong I'd really appreciate it.  Here's what happened:
> I was driving and all of a sudden the radio turned off.  The dash lights no
> longer worked either.  I pulled into a parking lot and my passenger got out
> to see if the external lights were working, he said they barely lit up.  As
> the car was running I was pushing on the brake pedal and the car died.  I
> tried starting it but it just barely made a noise.  Each time I tried
> starting it the noise (ignition?) got weaker and weaker.  Luckily we just
> got to where we were going so we went into the store and came back out 20
> minutes later and I tried starting it again and it DID start.  We started
> driving home and the car chugged a few times and as I was pushing on the
> brake pedal again the car died.  Once again we waited for a period of time
> and the car started up and I drove it the rest of the way home without using
> the brake pedal.  Once home I noticed that the volt meter was nearly at the
> bottom.  I turned on the headlights and the car died again.  Basically any
> electical instrument (head lights, tail lights, radio, etc) will kill the
> car.  Do you know what's wrong?
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