Serious Charging System Problem

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sun Apr 20 10:08:12 EDT 2003

At 02:36 AM 04/20/2003 +0000, Jobe Tichy wrote:
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>  My understanding of the alternator that it's VERY UNLIKELY
>anything will break except for voltage regulator/brush assemblies and bearings
>and other than that, altnerators have no other problems.

Actually, the alternator, which sits so that it gets splashed every time
you go through a puddle, is VERY prone to having its windings fail from
corrosion.  The wires can break and short out in this
circumstance.  BTDT.  A Bosch-certified rebuild shop can overhaul it for
less than a replacement costs usually.

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