I have recently bought a 2001 Astra Estate 1.7 DTi ( Isuzu engine ). The battery light came on today and the power steering doesn't work. I took it to a main dealer ( who wanted £86 to look at it ! ) and the guy said it will be the alternator.
My question to you gentlemen is this - does the problem sound like it is the alternator and if so can anyone recommend a decent motor factor to get one from. I spoke to a guy at Rotary Electrics ( ? ) off ebay and he quoted me £100. The part number he gave me does not match the part number I took off the unit ( 93178173 14v 70 amp ) but he said a B487 100 amp would be O.K ? I'm not convinced.