[Vwdiesel] alternator Q'sMilton Kaplan teacher525 at juno.com
Sat Sep 14 23:37:13 EDT 2002
Hi Shalyn, Alternator recharges battery for starting and maintaining its charge. You can drive a long time with bad alternator but eventually you won't be able to start. You could recharge it but if you drive too long you would still run a starting risk. Also hard on battery to recharge after a big discharge. Maybe you can carry a temporary battery for now "just in case"? But a bad bearing might cause alternator to sieze. This would be bad as the belt would be destroyed. Check to see if you need belt to run other things on engine. One solution to recharge a battery somewhere other than home is carry a Coleman portable generator as most have a battery charge function. Alternator bearing might be available at an automotive electric shop. Milton. > This leads to a few questions. 1) can I replace just that > one > bearing? 2)anyone have an ingenious plan on how to get by with only > a > battery charger and no alternator in the car if I have to get the > alternator rebuilt? I understand that the alternator is an > important > part of the circuit to run the whole system. If not, that's fine > too. > > So much for that tournament I had planned to go to tomorow. > Having > only one car is not a good thing. > > -Shalyn > > '85 Jetta TD. Job's wife. > > _______________________________________________ > vwdiesel mailing list > vwdiesel at vwfans.com > http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/vwdiesel > ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.
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