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Audis Other Electricity Source

All Audi vehicles rely on their engines' mobility to create electricity used in their instruments. The instrument that transforms the engine's mechanical energy into electrical energy, is the Audi Alternator. Most of the electrical mechanisms within the vehicle require the Audi alternators for a steady stream of power. The Audi Alternator derived its name from an alternating current produced through a mechanical device--that conceals a pulley, wheels, brushes and wires--which hooks to the crankshaft and runs to the battery. Through this mechanism, the gasoline powers the engine to turn the crankshaft, which in turn connects to the Audi Alternator. The alternator then converts this motion into electricity whenever the car is running. As a result, the cooling fan, headlights, windshield wipers, radio, defogger, and the air conditioning system are ultimately powered.

When the Audi Alternator passes out or malfunctions, the vehicle will run directly off of the battery for a while until all the battery's power is drained. Because of this, alternator problems are hard to detect. Sometimes, however, a harsh noise or intermittent set of headlights may signal a faulty radiator. The best way to solve a radiator problem is by replacing it, though repairing it would be less costly. Harsh noise does not only mean a damaged radiator. For instance, an A3 or A8 that creates grinding noises may have a damaged Audi axle assembly. This type of problem is common to vehicles that go off-road or regularly travel difficult roads. Audi's axle assembly is a combination of an Audi Axle Shaft, a CV (constant velocity) -joint or two and maybe a U-joint. Its function is to transmit rotational force from the transmission to the wheels and is commonly found on front and 4-wheel drive vehicles, trucks, as well as high-end rear-wheel drive European imports. The transfer should be smooth. To accomplish this, all the moving parts are very carefully greased so as to afford better smooth and easy movement.

The rubber gasket that forms a seal around the CV-joint is called a boot and must be tough to keep abrasive dirt and dust from contaminating the joints. Often times, it is not only laborious to change a cracked joint boot. With the joints already subjected to brief exposure to road contaminants, damage may have been done already. Even if noises have yet to be produced from turning motions, it is probable that the life span the joints enjoy has dramatically decreased. Because of this, a checkup on the Audi Axle Assembly should also be included in one's list of regular preventive maintenance measures.

About The Author Anthony Fontanelle is a 35-year-old automotive buff who grew up in the Windy City. He does freelance work for an automotive magazine when he is not busy customizing cars in his shop.
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