intermittant heavy load on Alternator?

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Thu Nov 22 03:27:26 PST 2007

(Lemme try this again)

Feelstranger wrote:
> Recently, I realized that this intermittent low charge (voltmeter
> indicates as low as 12 V while running, sometimes more) was
> accompanied by occasional belt squeals which got me thinking that the
> low charge was actually a large load on the alt.  

The 200s have a splice in the cable between the battery and the
alternator. It's in the passenger footwell. 

Google the audifans site for more detail. Paste this into the Google
search box: battery cable splice

Kent McLean
'91 200 TQA #1, for sale
'91 200 TQA #2, no name yet
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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