Good point on the drive belt, but since the poster made no complaint about a squallering or squealing belt I made the quantum leap to the regulator. Definitely easy enough to check both out in mere minutes.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.