[Vwdiesel] 2003 Golf ALT symptoms - any other possibilities?

Rolf Pechukas rbp at 4u2bu.org
Wed Aug 13 11:12:27 PDT 2014

hi all

my sister’s 2003 Golf TDi is all of a sudden showing battery light intermittent, with intermittent clicking/bearing-getting-ready-to-go noises from up in the alternator area (noise happens in sync with the batt light)

I threw a charger on it and the batt was at 12.4v and 75%

took it up to 100% and 13.8 on overnight trickle

I assume her alternator is getting ready to STB

is there anything else that would create these symptoms?

thanks for any suggestions,

Rolf in MA

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