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  1. Instrument cluster issues in a 1.9 manual diesel T4 from 1993

    Electrical
    Hi all. This forum looks like a place I could call home, if you allwill have me! I am the proud owner of a 1993 T4. It waspurchased in Columbus, Ohio (US) but was originally purchased new in Belgiumwith a good paper trail. I'm having no luck narrowing down the origin of myissues, even from...
  2. How To: T5 2.5 Alternator Removal & Replacement

    General T5 Technical
    My alternator was very noisy and the luck-up pulley was slipping at high revs - I had sourced an alternator and I realised very quickly its a really ty job so I had been putting off for ages. I spent a lot of time looking for details but there isn't a whole lot about so I gave it a crack and...
  3. Alternator warning light

    Electrical
    Hi, two questions. We have just fitted a new battery in our T5 campervan and the battery warning light now stays on, suggesting the alternator isn't charging the battery. Is it something that we may have done whilst fitting the new battery, or is it just likely to be a coincidence that...
  4. Batter drain - suspecting alternator

    Electrical
    Hi All, I have a relatively new to me 1997 2.4d T4, the electrical system and battery have been going strong until recently (excluding an issue with glow-plug relay). Recently I had some welding done to deal with some rust on the floor pan and the van drove and started grand the next two days...
  5. T5.1 smart alternator?

    Electrical
    Hi folks I'm planning out the wiring on my 2015 T5.1 and just wanted to check if I can get away with a VSR or if I need to go whole hog and get a B2B charger. I've had a look through the forum but it looks like the images in Upspex' thread aren't hosted anymore and my van being a 2015 seems to...
  6. Replaced T5 Battery - now battery light showing

    Electrical
    Hi Has anybody any ideas on what I might have done in changing my T5 battery to cause the alternator to stop charging the battery? Here's the full story..... I have an 05 T5 with a factory fitted leisure battery so there is a split carge set up, but the issue here is the starter battery. It...
  7. strange alternator issue batt light rev counter

    Electrical
    [YOUTUBEhttps://youtu.be/ZGr3iYRF3dEYOUTUBE] Hi, can anyone help me with this, it's doing my head in and I really don't need this at the moment. See the YouTube clip. Alternator is cutting in and out, rev counter is turning on and off in time. Alternator and battery are recently new. I...
  8. 1.9TD Alternator Clutch

    Electrical
    Does anyone know if a clutch can be retro-fitted to an ABL Alternator, or if not, is there any other spec. of clutched Alternator that can be fitted to an ABL 1.9TD?
  9. Do 2 leisure batteries need an upgraded alternator

    Electrical
    I've got a 2015 T5 campervan conversion and am planning to fit two AGM leisure batteries to increase my off grid power storage. But I've been warned that I will also need to upgrade my alternator or run the risk of overheating in the alternator or regulator? I see that Californias come from...
  10. Solar charging and 2 leisure batteries

    General T5 Technical
    Hi all, I'm in the process of replacing the dead leisure battery on my T5 camper. I've got a 250W solar panel on the roof, so am going for AGM batteries this time around. I decided to get an extra battery, so I would have 2 leisure batteries to double my capacity for off grid camping...
  11. I need to replace my Alternator

    Electrical
    Hello people I need to replace my alternator in my 2000 T4. I'm in the process of converting into camper van so was thinking it best to upgrade the alternator to accommodate the increase in power needed for a fridge, internal lights etc.. Any idea what size I should get?? Thanks Jason Jones T:
  12. Oil Leak from Alternator drive coupling

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, Has any one ever changed or had changed an oil seal for the drive shaft from the gear train to the alternator gates coupling pulley? We need to change this but cannot see much help on the interwebs. Any help appreciated.
  13. Vibration When Turning On Lights

    Electrical
    When my T4 is idling and I turn on the lights there is a vibration sound which seems to be coming from deep within the engine. I'm thinking the alternator is on its way out or something is loose in it causing it to rumble/vibrate when a load comes on it. Anyone else have similar issues?
  14. Alternator and split charging concerns

    General T5 Technical
    Hi all, Converted T5 panel van 2.8 84TPi 2012. Travelvolts.com SC120L split charger fitted about 3 months ago. Last week we were setting off to a campsite when I noticed the battery light was on. Fast forward over the weekend to today when I'm some £300+ lighter with a new alternator fitted...
  15. Electrical problems t25 1989 - oil light and buzzing

    Electrical
    I'm having issues with both the oil light continuously flashing along with intermittent and sometimes constant buzzing noise. The latest problem which seems somewhat connected is the battery has been completely flat the last two times I've gone to start my van. I know a few questions have...
  16. Alternator belt question...

    General T4 Chat
    Happy Saturday people! I have a 1993 2.4 AAB engine T4 which has a fondness for snapping alternator belts. It has consumed three belts in two years and approximately 7K miles! Now, having tried various generic belts similar to the one that was on the van when I bought it, I got VW heritage on...
  17. 1.9TD alternator mounting bolt snapped again!

    Engine & Gearbox
    For the second time this year, the bolt holding the alternator in place on my 2001 1.9TD has snapped, this is also the third alternator this year. The first alternator failed at teh sme time as the first bolt snapping (not sure what came first), teh second alternator failed but the bolt was...
  18. T4 AAB chrankshft pulley change

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all! I have a 1993 T4 AAB which is (still) chewing up alternator belts. (Yes they are aligned, Yes I re-tension the belt after fitting, No I didnt use Continental belts, but I have one to fit today.) I am now suspecting the crankshaft damper, which has done 150k miles (and 20years!). How...
  19. A cry for help from the French alps - alternator light

    Electrical
    Hi all, I'm sure I'm not the first to cry for help from the French alps! We were driving in the mountains today and all the electrics died on 2.5 t5. The cluster dials all went to zero, lights and indicators wouldn't work. These functions all came back when stationary. Also the alternator...
  20. alternator alignment 2.4d

    Electrical
    Hi, My alternator pulley is offset (outwards) from the line of the pulley on the crankshaft damper by about 8mm. It does not appear to be adjustable. Have I got the wrong pulley or alternator?? thanks for your help, Geoff :confused:
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