1984 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 180xxx miles
hello my name is Joseph and I own a 1984 Volkswagen Jetta with a 1.6 liter diesel engine. When my dad gave the car to me, I noticed that the battery light is on every time I start it. When I rev it up, the light goes away. I later discovered that the alternator is actually charging my battery. I tested using a battery charger. With the car not running, the battery was 75% charged. After 20 minutes running the car on neutral, I turned off the car, disconnected the battery from the car, used the battery charger and the battery was over 90% charged. Right now every time I'm done using the car, I disconnect the battery so that my car can run tomorrow morning. Is this bad for my car? And do I have an electrical short or is it the alternator taking power from the battery while the car is off?
have the same problem?
Saturday, December 19th, 2009 AT 5:16 PM