Question about 2003 Volkswagen Golf
Ok...so I recently asked a question about my battery light intermittantly blinking. As chances would have it, my car died due to no battery charge. The battery in my car is about two years old and I replaced the alternator about a year ago. The alternator is a remanufactured one. This is the only time this has happened where my battery is not holding a charge from the alternator even before my alternator was replaced. Any ideas why the happened? And, since my car is dead, I cannot get to an Advance Store to have them check it out...I can only take it tomorrow morning to the shop and thought I would ask here to save me time and money. Thanks!
As i had stated earlier generally the reason battery's don't hold a charge is because the regulater in the altenater is defective and while you may think it's charging the battery while you are driving it is instead discharging it. one other reason is the water inside the battery is low to the point that plates inside start to short themselves . a quick way to find out is when the vehicle is running(have a friend or family or neighbor help you jump start it) remove the positve battery cable. if it keeps running it's the battery if it stalls it's the altenator . I hope this helps you out
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