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 Post subject: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:56 pm 
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hey guys just wondering if anyone could shed some light, the other day the alternator died in my eb series 2 6cyl, then i replaced the battery. it was ok for a bit then at night i went to get dinner and the car died, i thought it would be the alternator so i went and got it swapped. so today it was all good, then i went to go for a drive to the shops got to the shops and the car died. so basically i can jump start the car but once the lights get turned on it dies. so just wondering if anyone has any ideas what it could be?

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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:00 pm 
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either got another dud alternator or somthing insnt plugged in right or earthing out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:04 pm 
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well thats what i was thinking, but during the day the car is fine and thats with the cd player going but once the lights go on thats it only takes a couple of mins to start draining. and i dont know if this helps but about 30 secs before the car does die the check abs light comes on.
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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:08 pm 
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well seems only too obvious to have a good chek over the light wiring for faults or if any wiring has rubbed on the body and is earthing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:10 pm 
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ok too easy thats tomorrows job when i can see
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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:53 pm 
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check abs would come on when there's f**k all power left
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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:05 am 
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Alternator belt is loose or worn out, check the tension on the belt by pushing a screwdriver down on the belt. Should not move much.....1/2 inch at the most....

 

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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:44 am 
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That could be the problem but I throu my hands up and cashed the rego so now the car is for sale or available for parts lol
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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:02 am 
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Usually if you have a dead alternator, it will kill the battery pretty quick, and usually if you have a dead battery, it will kill the alternator pretty quick, so Basically, if the alternator dies, it will kill the battery, and when you fit a new battery whilst you still have a dead alternator, it will kill the battery and alternernator, so it's best to replace both together I have found.

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 Post subject: Re: electrical fault?
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:09 am 
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Yeah that's what I did at first but it still insisted on playing up lol
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