[Vwdiesel] pop starts & the alternator
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
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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