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 Post subject: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:04 pm 
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Well on Monday night it looks like my Alternator failed, I went over to a mates house to whatch a wrestling ppv and when we left to get some munchies it lagged coughed and spluttered etc and woulnd't start and push starting the car didn't do anything, it would start and once it got load it would die.

Any way I put a battery into it today and it had 12.3 across the terminals and when started it had 11.7 no 14.whatever it usually shows. Now the alternator itself is only like 18 months old brought it brand new.

What could be the reason for a new alternator to s**t itself? Or would the regulator have failed thus alternator failing?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:23 pm 
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i would say that the power sttering pump leak in your other thread is the cause for the alternator failure...
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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:28 pm 
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there are a number of things that can stop a alternator from charging,

Regulator
Slip-ring
diode,
or a broken wire in the armature or stator,

What brand was it replaced with

Genuine Ford - BA10300B ?
OEX - MXA285
OEX - MXA317- May require 44-76425 Plug Adapter

Is there any oil leaks from the engine or power steering as the oils affects the alternator heaps


Scotty

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:37 pm 
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still got your paperwork for the alternator? most come with 2 year warranty, but at troyman said, if power steer fluid has got into it, that kills all it touches. but worth a warranty check none the less, these things fail from time to time.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:36 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would say that the power sttering pump leak in your other thread is the cause for the alternator failure...


I thinking this is it but it didn't seem that oily, hopefully today I can get it off and ring up the place were I got it from and yeah.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:51 pm 
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I took it apart and WOW it is f**k! looks like it was on fire at some point. All the guts melted etc.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:58 am 
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I would think it's had oil in it, do do that, was there any signs of it,

You wont get anything from the supplier if thats the case,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator has Failed.
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:58 pm 
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scotty2611 wrote:
I would think it's had oil in it, do do that, was there any signs of it,

You wont get anything from the supplier if thats the case,


I assume so,

 

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