[Vwdiesel] Charging Problem

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Tue Aug 16 12:09:21 EDT 2005

Chuck Carnohan wrote:
> My '84 is running great but I can't figure out why the battery isn't
> getting a full charge.  After about a week of driving the battery will
> gradually lose it's charge (quicker if driving at night with lights).
> I've cleaned grounds, checked for continuity.  The alternator is a Bosch
> reman putting out 15 volts at the connector.  After the connector it
> immediately drops to 11 or 12 volts depending on the load.  When the
> lights are on it drops to 11.8!  After a bunch of testing and cleaning
> of terminals and grounds I now have the battery light staying on more of
> the time than before.  Any suggestions?

Sounds like a corroded or broken wire at or after the connector.


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