[Vwdiesel] 89 Jetta na charging system
tgott at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 26 08:13:21 PDT 2011
One other area to concern yourself that I had an issue with was the actuall wiring could be bad inside the wire coating. I had a bad spote about 3-4 inches from the plug on the alternator (alternator was new-bat cables new). There is 3 wires for the alternator. One excites the alternator and gets it started so it flows with juice and is tied to the battery light on the dash depending on the current out of the alternator on the charging wires the little wire may have some flow in. If there is flow in the light comes on in the dash. One of the two charging wires were broken inside and not doing a full charge. A Volt gauge had confirmed this. I still did a WY to Maine to WY trip in a weeks time without an issue. If you are worried it would be better of you to carry a wrench to take your fuel stop solinode out (take the plunger out and install again) so you can drive without elect.
My only issue with driving the older cars is that the rust overtime kills them. That is why the rabbits are my main summer car now that I live in WI instead of WY. I just need to find a really cheap winter vehicle now before winter that runs.
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