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    Hi,
    I am new and hoping that you can help. The battery light was coming on after driving a short distance and took to the garage who checked and said it was the alternator after testing it, so replaced this and seemed to charge the battery. However, when we got home the same problem happened again the battery light comes on and then if we cut the engine and restart it goes off but comes back on again after a short time. The mechanic checked it and said the battery isnt charging now??? Today I was driving it and the power steering cut out too. Any suggestions? The belt seems okay too so not sure what it could be? Please can you help?
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    Hi ya,

    if the mechanic checked it out and said that it's not charging now,

    it must be a faulty new Alternator.

    Take it back.

    Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for your reply. The mechanic checked the new alternator yesterday and it is working, so he thinks it may be the wiring?? Not sure where to start - any ideas?? Desparately need the car back for Monday!

    Thanks

    Andy

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    If the alternators got a charging output then it has to be a break in the main power wire fromt h alternator to the battery. I'd be surprised if he tested it at the alternator though
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    Thanks for your reply. He is waiting for his mate to test it on his electrical equipment to see what fault comes up??? Makes sense what you say though - keeping fingers crossed. Already got to pay for a new alternator so, hoping this isn't too serious!

    Andy

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    99% the new alt is faulty

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