[Vwdiesel] pop starts & the alternator

LBaird119@aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Aug 7 12:10:31 EDT 2005

noticed faint red glow from alternator warning light when I'm down at 
idle recently
goes away as I rev up
am I screwing up the alt by pop-starting?

  You sure aren't hurting anything alt-wise by coast starting it.  If you 
a little speed up and ease the clutch a tad, rather than popping it then it 
should be easy enough on the mounts, etc as well.  
  A dim glow is often a bad connection of the B+ wire/s from the alt. 
to the battery, generally at the battery.  Brushes are easy and smart 
to check as well.

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