[A4] Help! Charging system woes

Nicholas Stock nickstock at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 12:39:43 EST 2006

James, it sounds like your Battery is dead and not the alternator. The
batteries only last about 4-5 years so it sounds like yours is due for
replacement...it's an easy thing to do yourself too..



On 12/17/06, james0hanson at gmail.com <james0hanson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello folks!
> I'm having a bit of trouble with my 2001 1.8.
>   Last week, it would intermittently cease to charge the battery.  Usually
> happened if I got on the gas and the rpms went up quickly.  On my way to the
> shop, it stopped charging completely and I had to be towed to the shop. Did
> not go to my usual shop due to the distance.  $900 later I had a new
> alternator, and all was well.
> Last night, with no warning, it stopped charging again!  I was forced to
> abandon it at a friend's house 30 miles from home.  I've driven
> approximately 100 miles on the new alternator.
> To further complicate things, the power is out in most of the Seattle
> area, so I can't get on the web to research, and many auto stores are
> closed, including the Audi dealer.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Jim
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