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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:39 pm 
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ok so here is the update....

I called out RAC and they assessed it and assured me the battery is ok, but due to the alternator sucking d**k the battery is no longer charging. So I picked up a second hand alternator and am going to swap them over on friday. essentially I am running of the battery constantly.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:28 pm 
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LSD wrote:
Is there an easier place to test it? The alternator on EF (and I assume later engines too) is in an absolute s**t of a spot. I'm concerned over the well-being of my alternator as well. The light hasn't come on (yet) but the voltmeter on the dash registers lower than the 14.4V it should when the engines running. Now, I know not to trust the cluster which is why I'm looking for a second opinion. I did a quick test with a cheapo tester from Tricky d**k and that said 13.2 but I only put it across the battery terminals so it's highly likely it was simply getting juice from the battery and not from the charging system. I have these visions of having to pay 600 bucks for even an aftermarket replacement so any peace of mind I can get would be helpful.

I got a new one from Repco for 370.
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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:57 pm 
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will it cost me $66 and i hour and 21 minutes of my time, now she runs like a dream.... :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:58 pm 
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Ugly Igley wrote:
My alternator warning lamp is coming on (i noticed tonight). It is not constant, more of a on/off flick, depending on whether I am braking, indicating, etc....

The car starts like normal, it doesn't switch back on til i am driving. I dont know if I get the same result during the day, because it has only been noticed for the first time tonight...

So is it likely my alternator is dead?


I've just started to have exactly the same problem this evening ... if my alt is on the way out - anyone recommend a good recond place in Perth ?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:28 am 
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Ugly Igley wrote:
My alternator warning lamp is coming on (i noticed tonight). It is not constant, more of a on/off flick, depending on whether I am braking, indicating, etc....

The car starts like normal, it doesn't switch back on til i am driving. I dont know if I get the same result during the day, because it has only been noticed for the first time tonight...

So is it likely my alternator is dead?


I've just started to have exactly the same problem this evening ... if my alt is on the way out - anyone recommend a good recond place in Perth ?


Schultz Electrical in Willetton ...
They did my folks AU when it had alternator problems, never had any problems since! ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:50 am 
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thanks man ... do you have any recollection of how much coin ?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:24 pm 
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look out for leaks at the p/steer pump, the alternator is below it.
we get a few of them in that are just full of the fluid that it ruins the alternator.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:48 pm 
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I checked it this arvo, the neg battery terminal was loose and the double pin plug on the alternator wasn't plugged in properly - tightened up battery and pushed in plug, ran it for 5 mins - didn't come on. Hopefully that is all, I'll see how it goes!

 

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