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Got new battery 10 month ago so dont know if alternator has gone
A combustion engine needs three things to start and run. It needs spark fuel and air, my guess if is either a bad coil, fuel pump or worst case timing chain.
Posted on Dec 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cutlass supreme wont start
It could possibly be the starter, but before you get that far make sure the Battery cables are connected very tight. If loose the car won't start or do anything. Also make sure the battery cable is grounded.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
Known issue to occur occasionally on VW/Audi. What is occurring is that the alternator is not spinning out fast enough to start charging, so the light is on. Once you rev the engine, the alternator starts to charge and remains charging till its shut off and restarted. It can be related to too low of an idle (not adjustable, unless you have a dirty throttle plate or air leak), the alternator itself (aftermarket or a bad rebuild) or an incorrect alternator pulley installed (too large).
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Take the car to an autoparts store and have the alternator tested. While the output is being checked, move the wires around and see if it affects the output. I had a wire shorting out in the plug once that was intermittently causing the alternator to not charge. I ended up soldering the wire into the plug and it stopped the problem. If the alternator is not charging the battery, it is most likely either a short in the wiring somewhere or a faulty voltage regulator. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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