This weekend was just rediculous!
Was driving home, suddenly get Low Battery Voltage error, I think ok, maybe the charge dropped so I went home and charged the battery and everything was fine. Then, after coming home from work, the Alfas diasl go ballistic, dashlight on and off, speedo stuck, rev counter stuck, car idling rough, limped to a safe stop and then the car died. Had to walk home, fetch my other car, take out battery from Alfa which included removing air inlet hose etc. HUUGE schlepp, put in other battery and at least it started and got me home but still get the Low Battery Voltage.
I checked, battery Voltage at idle was 12,5. Negative to gearbox is rock solid. Then I went under the car and tried to see alternator from below, all I see is the small control wire coming from the alternator, but there is supposed to be a bigger, positive wire going to the battery terminal? Where is it? is it coupled to the small wire?
Phoned dealer, will take 2 weeks to get the part in and empty my wallet.
Does anyone know where this other wire is? Can it be just the control wire being loose? I checked it but it was proper.
I need my car urgently, I cannot wait 2 weeks for the new alternator and then it was just a wire. I did not see any loose dangling wires. I did take the Alfa on a sandroad the other day, gave everything a huge shakeup....