HELP! type 44 5k/100/200 wierdness

james accordino
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 13:31:03 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, you can fit the newer, higher amp alternator
quite easily.  You will need the alloy bracket that
mounts it to the block and its hardware.  You also
might have to fiddle with the spacer/pulley pack on
the front of the alt. to get the belt to align
properly.  I've done this twice and it's not too bad.
I see someone already mentioned the exciter wire.
This goes bad quite often.  BTDTx?  It's like O-NO
gauge.  Of course you could also have the dreaded
"splice" problem, which thankfully is one of the few
Audi "peculiarities" I've thus far avoided.

Good luck
Jim Accordino

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> last night (hot here in PA), i pulled into a gas
> station with my '86 5kT -
> euro lights on, a/c on, fan running hurricane speed.
> shut the car off, went
> inside, afterrun fan running on high. nothing seemed
> amiss. came back out a
> few mins later, got in the car, started it up - and
> it cranked over
> slowly..but started up..  dash lights were dim,
> VOLT warning light came in
> in the autocheck display, and car started running
> rough, and was belching out
> smoke out of the exhaust like crazy..  the climate
> control LED display lights
> were flickering on and off, and then the car stalled
> out. i tried to crank it
> up again, but clickclick nothing. no juice.  the
> battery is fine, its only 8
> months old, group 41 700cca.   luckily i had my
> jumper booster pack with me
> and i jumped the battery and the car started up, but
> dash lights were still
> dim, VOLT warning light on, and climate control
> display going haywire and the
> low amperage making the ECU go crazy (im assuming)
> thats why the fuel mixture
> was off and the car was belching smoke from the
> exhaust still..  the rad fan
> is on this whole time (car is hot) and when i turn
> the a/c off and the
> headlights off, the car runs better, stops blowing
> smoke, and VOLT light goes
> out after i rev the RPM's up..
> my alternator is a year old Bosch reman 90amp...and
> ive had my eurolights in
> for a year now, running the 80/100w bulbs, and never
> had a prob.  what do you
> think the problem is?  a bad voltage regulator on
> the alternator?  wiring
> problem??  the battery is fine.  can i move up to a
> 115 or 120 amp altenator?
>  is there one available for the 5kt? dealer sez only
> 90amp was available for
> that car.   any help appreciated, this charging
> system prob is driving me
> crazy and im tired of being stranded....
> thanks in advance
> chris
> '86 5kT
> pa (supposed to be 105 degrees tomorrow)

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