But if you wanted to know how many are in America that is a hard number to put a finger on but it is very very small possible in the low one thousands. Perform the same steps for relays found in the fuse panel. The fuse that reduces the drain is the draw. Then the power seems okay again and all electric devices work correclty. Power flush the entire system from the coolent lines going into the firewall and also look into upgrading your water pump. Starts up just fine though. Consult the owners' manual or service manual to find what circuits are on that fuse.
This panel is simply clipped in so just pry it off, once this is done you will see the bulb socket, just twist the socket to release it and replace the bulb. This problem will cause the climate control fan to work intermittently, at only one speed, or all the time even when the car is off, thus draining the battery. The ammeter will tell you the exact numbers. Nd slide off I had tried everyway under the sun to get this out but I found only way is though the front under the radiator There we go Put it back together in reverse Tips Replace tension pully if needed Also belts saves doing it all again Can't find a post on how to do the alternator change So here you go Time around 3 hours Need 24mm 16mm 13mm Ok start of dissconnect battery Remove fan unit 10 torx screws and 2 cables Remove intercooler pipe flat head to pop off disconnect cable attached Using the 24mm socket loosen off the belt tensioner whilst taking off the belt from the alternator Next using a Allen key undo and remove the pully below it. I am extremely pleased with this order.
While I read elsewhere a test of the alternator is to disconnect the battery negative cable while the car is running, the Bentleys expressly forbid that. We're talking in the millions in Europe. Any higher and you may have a parasitic load drawing current and depleting your battery that much sooner. I especially appreciate your gentleman who over the phone ensured me that the part was indeed in stock and would be shipped immediately. Curiously, they suggest not using analog multimeters in favor of digital multimeters.
Remove the negative battery cable with a 10mm socket wrench 3. Hi What were your symptoms before replacement? Consult authorized factory manuals when performing repair procedures. Stop each lamp, heater, etc. Thanks so much for the great service from start to finish, and always done with a smile and as professional as possible. Nd slide off I had tried everyway under the sun to get this out but I found only way is though the front under the radiator There we go Put it back together in reverse Tips Replace tension pully if needed Also belts saves doing it all againHi What were your symptoms before replacement? Quote: 3-23-2011 Today, asked a question about the charging system: - And I pointed him to this thread which is designed to be a canonical thread for all basic battery and alternator testing questions. Bear in mind if you remove your alternator, you must leave the pulley on so that the alternator can be tested in vitro.
Note: There is nothing new here all the pictures and diagrams and discussions were culled from other threads. Allow cables to remain disconnected for about 5 minutes 6. Don't leave it on more than 15 seconds! It was easier for me to do it from the top rather than the guide there from below. Note 1: A full system reset procedure is as follows : 1. I bought the car in 2001. Your technical expertise on even the minute details of building race cars is really impressive, and some I value greatly.
I was helping out in another thread today. Note: This picture shows the engine running, which will test the alternator, not the battery. Also dril;l hte hole in the thermostat in the 12oClock position research it. I needed the part fast and you exceeded my expectations. Goes away once warmed up.
Remove the positive battery cable with a 10mm socket wrench 4. I'm asking this because since november, after I let the car sit outside with the battery unplugged for 4-5 days I wanted to fully reset it but gotten sick and just couldn't get up to plug the battery back within the same day , the car has been acting very erratically, especially at idle : rpm gauge fluctuates sometimes madly, the windows take ages to open or close, overall the car just seems to lack enough power but the car's performances aren't affected, neither are the Idrive or the lights. Here is, for permanence, the text of that article so as to help others : Quote: When your car battery goes dead overnight, usually either the battery is at the end of its life span, or you left something on, such as a light. All pictures and references to the Porsche name, and the car names and shapes are for restoration reference only, and do not imply any association with Porsche. If the car is 1996 - 2000, you will have the 20 pin round diagnostics connector. Fix the battery cable, then do a Parasitic draw test. However, I'm sure what I write below is somewhat inaccurate or incomplete - but I did try my best to be all inclusive.
This site was designed and produced solely by Pelican Parts. Check and replace the thermostat. The get in the car and turn the ignition on don't start the car for 3+ seconds to clear an oil service light or 10+ seconds to clear an inspection light. Touch battery cable terminals together away from battery for about 5 seconds a small spark is said to be normal as this is said to be stored power draining from the system ; on the E39, short with your wrench because the cables do not reach each other otherwise. However, it appears to be turned off in your browser. Pelican Parts is not associated with Porsche Cars North America in any manner, except for a mutual appreciation and love of the cars.
If the battery tests bad, then replace the battery. You also need a 32mm viscous fan spanner which you can get from Halfords or similar, again worth the money. Be advised they must have the proper cables to test your particular alternator mine, pictured here at an AutoZone in San Jose, was a Bosch 120 amp air-cooled model. Can't find a post on how to do the alternator change So here you go Time around 3 hours Need 24mm 16mm 13mm Ok start of dissconnect battery Remove fan unit 10 torx screws and 2 cables Remove intercooler pipe flat head to pop off disconnect cable attached Using the 24mm socket loosen off the belt tensioner whilst taking off the belt from the alternator Next using a Allen key undo and remove the pully below it. Symptoms i have now are that the electrics switch off while driving resulting in drive train fault appearing but when the right pedal is applied, everything switches back on. I reproduce his information below in the hopes that someone whose car won't start, in the future, who has determined it's not the battery, nor the alternator, nor parasitic drain, that it might be the starter circuit. But the test is pretty conclusive as to whether the alternator is good or bad.