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    Voltage Indicator Light

    Am I having fun yet or what!!! Didn't someone say owning a 90 Allante would be fun?

    So we are driving home from a wedding...not far from home...and the VOLTS light appears on the dash. Hmmm, that's interesting as we keep motoring down the road. Then I notice the AC is blowing warm air, the TEMP sensor is climbing, and when we pull off the power steering is now manual in nature.

    I shut the car off, do a little peeking under the hood (it's dark) and get back in and starts right up. Same symptoms though. My thoughts of going to sleep and having the Allante Fairy come and fix overnight were dashed as I have the same indicator and symptoms this morning.

    Any relation between these 3 components? Where is the best place to start? I am waiting for the manual to arrive that I won on eBay this past week.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: Voltage Indicator Light

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    Am I having fun yet or what!!! Didn't someone say owning a 90 Allante would be fun?

    So we are driving home from a wedding...not far from home...and the VOLTS light appears on the dash. Hmmm, that's interesting as we keep motoring down the road. Then I notice the AC is blowing warm air, the TEMP sensor is climbing, and when we pull off the power steering is now manual in nature.

    I shut the car off, do a little peeking under the hood (it's dark) and get back in and starts right up. Same symptoms though. My thoughts of going to sleep and having the Allante Fairy come and fix overnight were dashed as I have the same indicator and symptoms this morning.

    Any relation between these 3 components? Where is the best place to start? I am waiting for the manual to arrive that I won on eBay this past week.

    Thanks for any help!
    After further review....it appears that the BELT IS MISSING. It must have come off whilst cruising home. Well, a trip to the shop on Tuesday will take care of that as I am heading out of town.

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    Re: Voltage Indicator Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Ieradi View Post
    Am I having fun yet or what!!! Didn't someone say owning a 90 Allante would be fun?

    So we are driving home from a wedding...not far from home...and the VOLTS light appears on the dash. Hmmm, that's interesting as we keep motoring down the road. Then I notice the AC is blowing warm air, the TEMP sensor is climbing, and when we pull off the power steering is now manual in nature.

    I shut the car off, do a little peeking under the hood (it's dark) and get back in and starts right up. Same symptoms though. My thoughts of going to sleep and having the Allante Fairy come and fix overnight were dashed as I have the same indicator and symptoms this morning.

    Any relation between these 3 components? Where is the best place to start? I am waiting for the manual to arrive that I won on eBay this past week.

    Thanks for any help!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ieradi View Post
    After further review....it appears that the BELT IS MISSING. It must have come off whilst cruising home. Well, a trip to the shop on Tuesday will take care of that as I am heading out of town.



    I would think that would have made quite a racket. it was probably cracked and broke off.

    serpentine belts should be replaced at the 1st sign of cracking in the groves
    not months later, but right away. hint: carry a spare.

    you are lucky the engine didnt overheat.






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    Re: Voltage Indicator Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth View Post
    I would think that would have made quite a racket. it was probably cracked and broke off.

    serpentine belts should be replaced at the 1st sign of cracking in the groves
    not months later, but right away. hint: carry a spare.

    you are lucky the engine didnt overheat.


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    Well you would have thought that it would have made a noise but I tell you I heard nothing! Since I just got this car 2 weeks ago, I have not had time to thoroughly inspect all aspects. Hell, it's been down for a few days just getting the ignition rack replaced. It had some work done prior to me purchasing, and a recent inspection but....I guess these things happen.

    Well, the owners manual should be here within a few days and I can get the speicifcs on what is what.

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    Re: Voltage Indicator Light

    While the belt is off, spin each pulley driven by the belt by hand. All should spin freely and quietly. Look closely at the pulley on the water pump for being loose. Grab it and try to wiggle it side to side. Should be no movement. Once all pulleys are verified as quiet and water pump pulley ok, replace belt. 50% of the time the belt fails because one of the pulleys is either misaligned or some driven component seizes.

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    Re: Voltage Indicator Light

    Checked all the pully's and they were spinning fine.

    Checked for wobbles...none to be found.

    New 3 year warranty belt - $41 at Pep Boys.

    Great day in Media, PA - going to tale a cruise.

    Thanks

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