2001 Audi A8 V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
Thanks for the help!
I have replaced my alternator twice now and get the same results each time.
I believe it has everything to do with the alternator connections.
The original had only B+, and D+ terminals, with ground being the housing attached to the grounded engine.
The replacement has B+, D+, and now a DF terminal which I can find nothing about anywhere on this.
When I measure output at terminal D+ with the engine in idle, I get extremely low voltage measurements. All while B+ shows just under 12.2v (I assume some loss of voltage from starting the engine). There is no wire in the region for this DF terminal.
I am being told to jumper the DF spade terminal to ground, then someone else says to B+, then someones else says to D+, I assume it just didn't need to be connected at all, But with this being the 3rd alternator and still getting low low voltage readouts at terminal D+, I am at an utter loss.
Thanks so much
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 6:37 PM