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  1. Random Charging Issue

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 09 Treg with a 3.6L. On random occassions, usually only 5 times/year, when I start the car and drive, the voltage meter stops at 11 volts. After driving a short bit, the warnings usually come on making me aware of the low voltage issue as it starts shutting down various accessory...
  2. 2006 VW Touareg 4.2L Alternator replacement???

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hey guys I have a 2006 Treg 4.2L V8 that I feel like may be coming up on an alternator replacement. So I checked out the part info... Water cooled hitachi Alternator dealership - $1200.00, rebuilt - $768.00 holy crap... Anyone have any suggestions on how I can handle this in a sane way that does...
  3. Radiator Fan starts full speed with AC

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi, I am trying to verify a malfunction in my Cooling/Electrical System. I have recently noticed 2 strange things with 2004 V8 TREG. 1) When I turn on my interior climate control fan (blower motor) by changing the fan control from "off" to any speed with the temperature set to anything cooler...
  4. V10 Starting Issues

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hello Fellow Treggers I've got a V10 with an irritating issue. For days it will start "On the button" but then sometimes it will let me down and I have to put the key in click it back (to the left) then the car starts well using the consumer battery, both battery's have been replaced, I...
  5. Alternator's Warn and Mechanic Destroyed Starter While Trying to Fix Probelm

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hello out there, I've recently had difficulty with my Alternator in my Touareg - the battery/alternator notification displayed after a 25km drive and smoke began emitting from my hood. I took it in to get checked at a local auto shop, asked if they had the right tools to diagnose the problem...
  6. Could these all be symptoms of the alternator cable?

    General Maintenance & Repair
    OK, I just joined the forum this morning. We're a long-time VW family, but making our first foray into Touareg. We found a 2005 V8 for a GREAT price, but she needs some help. Just got it home Saturday, but here's what I know so far: 1. When we start the car, we get the "System Fault -...
  7. Dead T2 - no charging from alternator?

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a T2 V10TDI. My wife stopped at the gas station and it did not start anymore without jump start help (she pumped Diesel, we have 3 Diesel cars and no gasoline one). I charged the battery at home and it started but I noted the needle of the Voltmeter on the dash is jumping between 13V and...
  8. 2014 Alternator

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Does anyone have any information on the alternator options on the new Touaregs? I believe the 2014's have either a 180 amp alt or a 220 amp. What alternators come on what models, and how easy would it be to swap out a 180 for a 220? Thanks in advance for the advice
  9. Fluctuating Voltage on 2004 V8

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a battery less than one year old from dealer. I have a new B+ battery/alternator cable less than one year old. Replacing this gave me pretty constant 13.5V. I have a 2004 V8 that was stone dead after three days of sitting at 15F. At Idle the voltage hovers around 12V, but bounces...
  10. Alternator B+ Cable Replaced! 2004 V8

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    I replaced the alterator/battery B+ cable ($10 from ECS Tuning) on my 2004 V8 with air suspension. Took me about twenty-something hours to complete and I wanted to share some helpful tips for anyone else tackling this job: 1. The nut on the alternator is 13mm. I had to use a craftsman max...
  11. 2008 V6 TDI Aternator Failure

    Diesel Engines | R5, V6, V8, V10, R50 TDI
    I recently had an alternator failure with volt meter showing 11v and a warning on the MFD. I happened to be near a dealer who told showed me how to tap the body of the lternator with a drift and light hammer to release the brushes from sticking clear of the commutator. I have needed to do this...
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  13. MFI says Alternator Workshop

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hey, I've owned a few VAG cars (VW Golf and Audi A6) back in the day and I had been looking for a bigger car after moving here from London. So being a VAG fan, I bought myself a 2005 Touareg V6 a few weeks ago, the car has 49K miles/80K kms on the clock. I had it inspected before I bought it...
  14. T1 V8 Alternator replacement - not a DIY job?

    General Maintenance & Repair
    This is really a branch from a previous thread: Siberian suggested that it might be possible to replace the alternator by removing the front clip, as when changing a timing belt. I talked...
  15. '08 Alternator goes bad w/23k on TREG

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I got a chance to test the TREG's AWD capabilities a couple of weeks ago when we had a light snow here in the south. Unfortunately, on the way to work, instead of the tire pressures showing in the display, I see a Consumer's Electronics message. Then I noticed the battery symbol illuminated and...