[s-cars] Re: Low voltage reading

Calvin & Diana Craig calvinlc at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 9 19:22:40 EDT 2002


Be sure to check the voltage with a real multimeter....the voltage gauge on
my '91 200 reads 1 to 1.5 volts low....yours sounds more significant than
that so it probably is an alternator problem but nonetheless it doesn't hurt
to verify.


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[mailto:s-car-list-admin at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Kneale Brownson
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 6:02 AM
To: ELLIEOLSEN at aol.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: [s-cars] Re: Low voltage reading

Probably time for a rebuild of that seven-year-old alternator, Shawn.  Look
for a Bosch repair shop (or bring it with you on your next trip to
TC:  There's a good shop here that's got two generations of repairmen
who've been working on Bosch stuff here for years and years.  I took in my
200q20v alternator in the morning and had it back on the car in the

At 09:53 PM 08/08/2002 -0400, ELLIEOLSEN at aol.com wrote:

>Hi List,
>I have recently had a drop in the voltage on my 95 S6. BTDT's on voltage
>drops which might help me would be appreciated?
>I do think it is the alternator, as it is putting only 10-12 volts most of
>the time. It has moved up to 12-13 volts only to drop down to 9-10 volts
>I put the AC or something else electric back on.
>Any suggestions on a good alternator would also be appreciated.
>Shawn Olsen
>Clarkston MI
>95 S6 106k
>91 200q20v wagon 216k
>96 A4 2.8q 89k
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>200q20v at audifans.com

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