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    Question alternator woes

    Is there anyway to tell if ya alternator is fubard! The belt driving it is turnin! I've checked the battery on the charger and that's not dead! Tried to turn the car over beffore and got nothin! But it turned over after connectin it to the mains! Left it to charge overnight! If it turns over tomorrow n I drive it will it die once its started it the alternator is knackered?

    Sorry for spellin on my mob!

    NEED TO SORT THIS ASAP FOR PV

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    use a voltage tester, test the battery with the engine running,
    it should read between 13.5 - 14.4, another sign is the charging light will light up on the dashboard,

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    Will that light up if its charging or not charging? I've not got any lights on the dash once its turned ova!
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    it will light up if its not charging

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    how long does the original battery last? mines the original from Sept 2004?
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    i had this problem, but i still had the original battery from 1999, this was a few months ago so ur battery shud be fine. What tends to happen is the car get very very sluggish, the stereo goes, the windows, anything electircal, then it just dies. Mine was charging at 8v, i broke down at a busy set of traffic lights

    If the alternator is refurbed then it shud be rustier than a brand new one, if you can see it. Though this isnt a very good indicator at all.

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    If you don;t get the battery light on when the igniton is on and the engines not running the battery won;t charge either
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    Also your alternator could be charging at say 8 like mine was, when thats not enough to keep the battery going, but its also not low enough for the light to flash up, making it undetectable, this wud be y the light isnt showing up

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    Cheers Guys it Lights up initially then they both go off after a few seconds!
    The Alternator is not a refurbed item its the original that was on the car from Sept 2004!
    Ive had it off the charger for a few hours now and it turns over fine everytime. Goin to my local garage who do all my work to get it checked out tomorrow! Hopefully what ever it is it will be sorted for Saturday so I can go to PVS!
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