Charging problem

ODIE odeydog888 at
Sat Aug 4 02:23:37 EDT 2001

try your voltmeter on the battery terminals
with the car running note the voltage than turn your car off and watch your
voltmeter for about 5 min
to see if the voltage drops if it drops you need a new battery
and if you replace the alternator try just replacing the brushes first
that's the problem with them %80
of the time

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Deis <rdeis at>
To: <quattro at>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2001 12:50 AM
Subject: Charging problem

>  Hey, all. My 5kTQw stranded my and the gang in a parking lot with no
> juice today..  One auto parts shop found "excessive ripple" in the
> charging system (tested at the terminal under the hood), and another found
> "charging voltage too low" (tested at the battery).
> A voltmeter in the Cigarette lighter shows 10v with the AC and radio on,
> 11.5-12.2v with al accessories off.
> So am I in for a new alternator?
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>   Rob Deis                  "Let the people know beforehand what the law
>   MiB3347                      is and what they are to expect."
>   rdeis at                              -- 18th Congress, Rec. 75

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