[200q20v] Poor charging - Humidity related??

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Wed Jan 31 10:38:08 EST 2001

ck Scott Mockry's site on the charge wire splice problem under the 
passenger's side floor.  This sounds like classic symptoms.


n a message dated 1/31/01 9:28:24 AM Central Standard Time, 
CHemberger at stanadyne.com writes:

> Anybody have any experience with insufficient alternator
>  performance/charging in very damp conditions?  My 200 20v died last night 
>  very humid/rainy condition here in CT.  Did not get a read off the on-board
>  voltmeter but when running, the 'AntiLock Off', 'Brake', and 'Alternator'
>  (?) were illuminated.  Car stalled and the 'OK' display went to a battery
>  pictogram .  Upon attempt to restart, the battery - which appears new, I
>  don't know history as I just purchased vehicle in Dec. - did not have 
>  charge to run the starter.  I have checked the various troubleshooting 
>  and will look at the grounding points, etc.  Belt tension appeared fine but
>  this may be the source of the problem as the belt/pulley friction would be
>  reduced in the rain...   Any similar experiences/faults?  Thanks.
>  Chris Hemberger
>  _________________

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