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  1. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    ok. now its f××××d. ! LOL.
  2. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    hello. yes the diodes can be replaced on the bench. but by the time you have dismantled the whole front of the car and then if your lucky (it seems) and alternator falls onto your bench ! you probaly CBA (vids on youtube etc) and to just get replacement part easier.
  3. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    thanks for all the help on this.although i know all about ac/dc etc i didnt know that 12.7 at tickover indicated the diode trouble. would this explain why the car runs fine but just dosent feed the battery although the volt meter changes when the car is revved and meter is directly onto the...
  4. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    hello. when the battery is charged of the car and used in another car while i try that cars known to be good battery it performs as normal. but then the known to be good battery runs out of charge and i guess the alternator takes over running the car.i know my batterys are all good.they all only...
  5. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    still not charging my battery although i did find a thread that mentioned the mythical "exciter wire" seems it turns the ignition light on and this tells the alternator to start charging if needed.now the light comes on but clearly for some reason the alternator isnt getting the signal or it has...
  6. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    its not beyond me . if the alty was bad i could replace it or even repair on bench if needed etc. but its working.this is whats annoying the car runs fine when started even with all lights + heater + rear screen inc amps bass speakers all going etc etc. its just stopped giving charge to the...
  7. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    thanks. not guessing ive established that the alt is working. the batterys im using inc its original are all known to be good and hold charge as normal on my other cars after theyve charged back up. wot i need to know is about this alternator feed wire ! is ther such a wire ? tryed buying haynes...
  8. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    im on third battery from my other cars that are all fine so its not the battery. i think its the feed from alternator to battery wire broken. the catalyst snapped at downpipe and had to be ripped from under car so we could continue journey was a couple days after this that the car 1st wouldnt...
  9. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    i got a voltmeter and it shows the alternator working . goes upto 14+volts wen revved etc. 13.2 ish volts at tickover.
  10. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    HELP ME PLEASE. fixing to use this thing as fire wood ! ok not really but im stuck.
  11. stu3.0

    Post pics of your B6 A4/S4

    they are accellera 235 35 19 came on the rims. not the most expensive but ther not noisy like alot of cheapys lol.
  12. stu3.0

    Post pics of your B6 A4/S4

    my 3.0 quattro. on coilovers. 19" s4 rims.
  13. stu3.0

    Comment by 'stu3.0' in album 'my car'

    it let me put a photo on. buzzin. xcept i dont think its worked proper.
  14. stu3.0

    Comment by 'stu3.0' in album 'my car'

    it let me put a photo on. buzzin. xcept i dont think its worked proper.
  15. my grey.

    my grey.

    3.0 quattro.on coilovers 19" S4 alloys. A JOY AND A PAIN. !
  16. my grey.

    my grey.

    3.0 quattro.on coilovers 19" S4 alloys. A JOY AND A PAIN. !
  17. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    hello the problem continues. ive changed the ignition switch and when i test the wires with ignition of ther now all showing no power so thats not what was draining the battery. some reason alternator is running the far fine but not charging the battery. i know a car runs without an alternator...
  18. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    i hope so.im having trouble removing the barrel.i know you have to put a small drill bit in the hole next to the key to release it but its not for coming out.i work long hours start 2am till finish so only have limited time to work on my car.thanks for your help.will try to make sure i get on...
  19. stu3.0

    battery not charging.

    the car is a A4 b6 3.0 petrol. quattro. ive discovered the ignition barrel is faulty its not turning of when the key is removed.
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