Question about 1990 Audi Quattro
Ok. I had the alternator fixed, it was the regultor. So during this process I cannot seem to get the belt back on. I tried the same t40 that i used to get it off but now all i am doing is losening the bolt. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
It sounds as if you have two problems, not related.
- The high idle sounds like a restriction of the cable to the fuel system from the accelerator.
Check under the hood while it is misbehaving and locate where the cable terminates (throttle body I suspect) and tap movable parts there with a finger to see if you can influence the idle.
You may just need a little judiciously applied lubrication in the right place although I had a car years ago that had a sheathed accelerator cable that ate into the soft plastic liner and would eventually hang, necessitating jabbing the gas pedal to break it loose. I replaced the lousy cable with a couple of pullies to guide an open woven steel wire around corners.
The 17 volts is either because of a failed regulator (fix this before it eats 'stuff' in your electrical system) or a battery that is nearing the end of its life.
The crummy modern battery builds internal resistance until it no longer charges from the car's alternator.
Even if that is the case, the terminal voltage should never be allowed to rise that high by the regulator.
Typically, anything beyond 14.3-14.4 will shorten the life of your battery and cook the water out of the acid-water solution.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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