[Vwdiesel] Update 92 ECO Diesel Alt light on

Fernando Fiore ecodiesel1 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 28 13:55:01 EST 2002

I got my Alternator at Pep Boys out of desperation for $90.  Of course it's
not the quality of say a Bosch rebuild or something equivalent, but it s $90
and it has its "Lifetime warranty"..  Just an option


>From: Toms916 at aol.com
>To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: [Vwdiesel] Update 92 ECO Diesel Alt light on
>Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 12:50:39 EST
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>I tightened the belt, and the light now stays on all the time except at
>So I thought I would check it with a meter. At idle it is charging at 13.5
>volts. When I increased Rpm's voltage dropped down under 11. I pulled the
>alternator off, and removed the brush plate. One of the brushes was . 5"
>and the other was almost nonexistent. I also noticed a burnt ring of
>floating on the contact ring of the stator. I take it that burnt ring is
>aft bearing retainer. Another thing I noticed the area that the brushes
>is recessed, as if the brushes wore a track in the area. During past brush
>changes I am use to seeing this area flat, with some discoloration that can
>be removed with sandpaper.
>So where can I go from here. I checked the local auto parts places and have
>gotten prices between $195, and $256. What other VW's would have this Alt?
>says 90a, on the tag. I was going to check the local junk yard.
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