The interesting thing is I spent about a half hour with the guy as we pored over the alternator tests. He showed me drawers and drawers of fittings and adapters. He let me photograph him and he agreed to let me post the pictures. So, at least, I had his full attention on doing it right!Maybe since it is a general tester that tests all the alternators exist, it can not be specific to our E39's Bosch
Thanks for the suggestion. I did have a few jump starts over time (lights left on, for example); and I certainly "rebooted" the E39 perhaps a hundred times (I finally gave up on the problematic DICE and don't use it anymore because of that).A reversal of polarity might cause the alternator to fail all the tests. Like what might occur during a jump start.
This post today answers the question nicely.is this picture ... that auxiliary water pump?
In my case, the red Dexron VI (or Dexron III if OEM) power steering fluid came out in three places.When the power steering fluid leaks where does it usually end up under the hood?
I was worried about that so you do see discussion starting at post #75 discussing how to remove the alternator pulley should you need to remove it.One hiccup that came up was my new alternator didn't come with a new pulley.
There is one in post #145 above. I'll reproduce that diagram below.the thread could use... a diagram of the serpentine belt.
Today when I opened my hood and noticed a fluid spill right behind the headlight I couldn't figure out what it was so I took it to the shop and the guy told me it's antifreeze but he doesn't see a leak?In my case, the red Dexron VI (or Dexron III if OEM) power steering fluid came out in three places.
1. First place was all over the reservoir cap because the cap o-ring was flattened; so a new o-ring solved that.
2. Second place was the hose clamped directly under the reservoir; cutting off a half inch of hose and putting a new solid clamp on solved that.
3. Third place is down by the power steering pump, where cutting the hose again, and putting a new clamp on solves that.
When it drips, you can see mine dripping at the power steering pump under the engine on the drivers side. Of course, you have to remove the under-engine kick plate to see that.
Go to this thread to see the myriad number of places your antifreeze can leak from:the guy told me it's antifreeze but he doesn't see a leak?