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    1. So sad to hear about your Aussie, I've been...

      So sad to hear about your Aussie, I've been following this thread for the great talk about our amazing vans, but it really has been nice to know we aren't the only ones that do everything with our...
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      So got the alternator back and swapped it into...

      So got the alternator back and swapped it into the van... Strange behavior happened, I was getting a very consistent 13.8-13.9 with a/c on full blast and headlights on... This went on for 6 miles or...
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      Should my alternator have a clutch pulley on it?...

      Should my alternator have a clutch pulley on it? Does it make any difference?
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      I have setup an appointment to meet with the auto...

      I have setup an appointment to meet with the auto electric guy so he can order and install a new rectifier plate for the one year old alternator I bought from him... He said it was new, should these...
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      The problem still lies in the fact that most of...

      The problem still lies in the fact that most of the time when running the van I get a mere 12+/- volts since moving the relays around under the dash I get for short times around 13.5 volts but I've...
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      .2 Volts drop was from the alternator to the...

      .2 Volts drop was from the alternator to the battery and after I replaced and cleaned the grounding connections I got it down to .17 Volt drop... I tried substituting the charging wire with no...
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      Thinking this over, would it be possible for a...

      Thinking this over, would it be possible for a shade tree mechanic to replace the diodes in the 120amp alternator that just started draining my battery over night? I'm thinking that could be much...
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      I may just splurge and get the 150 from there,...

      I may just splurge and get the 150 from there, however I still am curious if the .2 volt drop from the alternator to the battery is of concern. Could a bad ground on the tranny strap cause this and...
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      After swapping the #53 relays... darn dyslexia I...

      After swapping the #53 relays... darn dyslexia I said 35 relay earlier... I decided to go through and see if each one would give continuity when power was applied and sure enough they all do now...
    10. Wow, I don't know how I loose track of posts like...

      Wow, I don't know how I loose track of posts like this. Come to find out the pulley was just a little bit shorter and it wasn't in line with the rest of the pullies, this tore a tread off of the...
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      2002 Eurovan Charging Issues

      For the past almost two years I've been fighting a charging problem on my van. It all started seeming like it was killing batteries so I replaced it twice, they always died when it was hot. Then I...
    12. Okay, so I located a 120 amp alternator at a...

      Okay, so I located a 120 amp alternator at a local auto electric shop and installed it... Strange thing is that it came with a pulley installed and it looked different than the one that was installed...
    13. No to the stereo unfortunately it's not stock...

      No to the stereo unfortunately it's not stock since it got stolen, best buy installed, no amp or anything just a CD changer replacing the stock one.. Yes with the van off after sitting on a charger...
    14. I keep running into things on the web saying to...

      I keep running into things on the web saying to never jump a Vw with a running car because they have slightly different running voltages, is this not true? Not that big of a deal?

      Sent from my...
    15. What voltage should I get from a running 2002 Eurovan?

      AutoZone checked the battery the other day and told me my alternator is bad... Just by checking running voltage. I've replaced this battery multiple times and this is the 4th alternator in 3 years,...
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      I'm not sure about the 93 but my 02 did the same...

      I'm not sure about the 93 but my 02 did the same thing and it turned out to be two big green, resistors right behind the bumper in the center of the van, you can see mine without removing the belly...
    17. I'm sure it's not right but I followed all of the...

      I'm sure it's not right but I followed all of the vacuum hoses under the hood by following the diagram near the radiator found two leaks, in fact one hose fell off altogether... Took it out for a...
    18. Problem is a whole new alternator is about half...

      Problem is a whole new alternator is about half the price of having one rebuilt and it would come with a lifetime warrantee... This is a big deal to me since I've had multiple alternator fail in a...
    19. Problem locating a larger alternator that will fit my 2002 Eurovan.

      The smaller wire will not fit anything but the 90amp. I've been able to locate only 90amp version that fits my van (not square), however the original was a 120amp version (now i can only find square)...
    20. I finally had a second to look at my repair...

      I finally had a second to look at my repair records, the thing that sticks out to me is that about the time this all started I had the transmission replaced... I wonder if there was a vacuum house on...
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