[Vwdiesel] Alternator testing tricks?
mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Nov 12 21:25:34 EST 2005
Also check the voltage o/p with a load AND measure your replacement battery
after a few miles for 'drain'
----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Wright <swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca>
To: <diesel-Vanagon at yahoogroups.com>; <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 12:50 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Alternator testing tricks?
> The last two drives on my '88 Westy TD have resulted in a slow starting
> battery. Today, it was a no-starting battery. Luckily, I had thrown a
> battery under the seat. Back home, I checked the battery with a
> hydrometer - all cells were equally low. It also didn't seem to recharge
> much at all after 1/2 hr driving, so I suspect the alternator. Aside from
> obvious regulator/brush assembly replacement, what other tricks are there
> for diagnosing a worn out alternator? The alt light goes out right away,
> has never flickered at all.
> Shawn Wright
> '85 Jetta D
> '88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
> (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
> '82 Diesel Westy
> Vwdiesel mailing list
> Vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> Version: 7.1.362 / Virus Database: 267.13.0/167 - Release Date: 11/11/05
More information about the Vwdiesel