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revbjeff
07-26-2010, 03:56 PM
My alternator went out on my way to Michigan from Kansas this weekend. I got a reman. from the parts store the one I got is a Bosch the one that went bad was a Valeo. I hooked p the REMAN. andit won't charge the battery. I tried driving it and made it 30 miles and te car died. At one point when I revved up the motor the volt guage would go way up then back down with the RPM.

The only differenve between the two is the Bosch had an extra screw/post on the back.

Any help would be great IM stuck 730 miles from home.

2001A4QUATTRO
07-26-2010, 04:41 PM
I dont believe the brand or manufacturer matters. The unit you have in your car now is no good. Get it changed out (warranty) and you will be fine.

revbjeff
07-26-2010, 05:08 PM
that's the plan I have it in service position now. With a buddy and hand tools only took 20 mins