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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Taza, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Taza
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    Last night driving through Manchester in major trafic,battery alarm came on then lights went out,drove car into car park lost power steering,
    Is there a Alternator fuse if so what size,going back today to see if we can get her going.
    Will take my meter and carry out a few test.

    cheers

    the battery symbol on the dash is on when you switch ignition on then goes out when engine runs ???
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    Sounds like the alternator belt has snapped if you lost the power steering as well.
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    Belt is OK
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    This happened to me when my alternator failed at 99k. Best to get it tested, my battery went flat and even a jump start did not help because the car just went flat right away.
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    Just checked voltage at the battery when engine only 12v,ordered new alternator,removed alternator it's got a weird pulley.never seen one like this,

    Cheers
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    Do you mean the pulley on the alternator? It's a clutch type so slips when turned backwards.
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    Yes on the pulley,the clutch type,but why ???
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    No idea, my old one and new ones the same. I fitted the new one 2.5k ago and all has been well. What mileage did yours go at?
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    100K
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    Did you get strange popping now and then through the stereo before this? I have a feeling mine is going. Having some power issues.
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    Mine went without any warning at all. Was just on the motorway at about 60mph, the car beeped and he battery light came up and within 2-3 miles later it all died and I coasted to a stop, could not even reach the next junction to get off at :( Strange that yours went at the same mileage, I was 99,970!
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