Wed Apr 15 09:17:53 PDT 2009
DISMAL. My experience is that the one I got for the Audi six years ago
lasted only four years, and needed to be replaced once more. I put in a new
brush set..it did not fix it, and so I swapped the whole unit out. The
present on has been in there for two years...seems to be running so far.
On an Olds Intrigue, the first unit died after two weeks...I thought one of
my wires had come loose, and spent two days debugging, finally everything
pointed to a bad alternator...I took it to the FLAPS...they put it on the
bench test machine and verified, and gave me another new (rebuilt) one
(took two days, since it was not in stock). This one ran one and a half
years, then died.....so I got still another one free under the lifetime
replacement. I was bitter that it takes around four hours to swap an
alternator in the olds intrigue....and to do it twice due to poor quality
Go get another one from wherever you purchased the last one....hopefully
----- Original Message -----
From: "feelstranger" <feelstranger at hotmail.com>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 11:46 AM
Subject: intermittent charge issue
> Folks, I'm experiencing an intermittent charge with a newly installed
> Al179x alternator. (Bosch remanufactured)
> Primarily after some time on the highway - and then after "cooling off"
> for a while (on the side of the road, or rest area) it works for some
> time - though that seems to be getting more variable.
> Swapping the voltage reg. had no change, and I confirmed that there was no
> charging after the warning light came on.
> Anyone ever have a faulty "new" alternator?
> Could it be something else? I'm relatively confident it is not an
> intermittent igniter circuit.
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