vrgelinas at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 06:53:19 PDT 2011
Would it likely be something in the voltage regulator or the entire
alternator itself? Or is it worth the extra 100 just to get a new whole
reman alternator and call it a day?
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Tony Hoffman <auditony at gmail.com> wrote:
> Like the others have said, sounds like an alternator issue. Specifically, a
> burned diode or two, allowing the alternator to consume current rather than
> produce it.
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Vincent Gelinas <vrgelinas at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I have an interesting problem in my 99 A8q 4.2 - at idle speeds my battery
>> drains like hell. When I'm cruising on the freeway or hooning through
>> corners and the RPMs are a bit higher, I have no issues, but when I go
>> to idle, if the battery isn't charged, she just dies. Any BTDT or advice?
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