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Re: [T3] intermitent elect. problem

On 19 Oct 2004 at 16:21, K5Dar@aol.com wrote:

> I'll dig into the white wire at a later date.  Right now I may have bigger 
> problems.  On the way to work I stopped & got coffee (about 5 mi.).  Then 
> farther away I stopped again for gas (about another 10 mi.).  When I went to take 
> off from there, it bearlly turned over.  Not enough to start.  After jumping it, 
> I got home & checked the batt. per the elect. section (Bentley) Pg. 6 because 
> when I tried to restart it in the garage, it was a no go.  The 1st & 3rd 
> cells showed only 1/2 volt.  When I took it in for warranty replacement, they put 
> it on there machine that charged it & then said that it was good.  I had to 
> buy a batt. outright because I wasn't sure whether that batt. is any good or 
> not.  The idiot light had acted right all of the time that I drove it.  I'm going 
> to put in the new batt. & try again in the am.  Any other ideas would be 
> appreciated.

It sounds likely that your charging system isn't working correctly. This is 
quite common as they get older. They can work just enough to keep the idiot 
light from coming on, but not well enough to charge the battery.

I'm sending you my charging system FAQ. It explains everything you need to do 
to sort out problems in your charging system. You'll need a voltmeter (cheap is 
fine) to work your way thru it.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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