20v So who's seen this before?

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Sat Sep 6 08:01:19 PDT 2008

Alternator belt tension?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at gmail.com>
Cc: "'q - 200q20v'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:11 AM
Subject: RE: 20v So who's seen this before?

> At 9:54 AM -0600 9/5/08, Ed Kellock wrote:
>>-A few mornings ago I started the car to move it into service position 
>>it had sat for a couple days and about the time I was pulling in and
>>shutting off, the volts were lingering above 12 almost normally, but 
>>back to 12 or just under as the car returned to idle.
>>I've been thinking alternator or some connection (the exciter wire??), but
>>also wondered about the switch. It was replaced once a long time ago (I 
>>2 keys for the car), but that was probably prior to 10 years and 49k 
>>It has 237k now.
> Ed,
> I haven't had that problem myself (yet), but I seem to recall hearing
> that the symptom you describe (i.e., loss of charging at low-ish
> revs) might be caused by a break in the exciter wire (blue wire?) to
> the alternator. Easy to check it out anyway.
> Phil
> -- 
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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