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    Lightbulb Alternator ... Too much Ripple ???

    HI there, had my alternator teseted out and was told that its in good condition and also says too much ripple .. what does that mean??

    thanks

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    That means it's faulty.
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    but the computer said its in working and in good condition giving 94% volts and so on and below it says too much ripple ... when u say faulty ... what do u mean in terms of its faults?

    is it fixable?

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    Sounds like the regulator is not working properly.
    Do you have anywhere local that reconditions them?
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    what do u mean reconditions them ... what do i say to the garage when i go to them?
    how much will it cost?

    thanks for ur help .. really appreciate it

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    Reconditions, remanufactures, rewinds, rebuilds.

    What made you want to get it tested in the first place, were you having electrical problems?
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    i was having problem wid my immobiliser and then i got my battery and alternator tested and also once my headunit didnt power up .. jus once so far tho .. and the engineer said its in good condition and also says too much ripple!

    Are u saying for me to buy another alternator or to repair it and how much will it cost!

    thanks

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    No, but it might be a good idea to go to someone who specialises in alternators & get them to check it.
    One the one hand this guy is telling you it's ok, on the other he's saying it's only producing 94% of it's voltage & the ripple is too high which would tend to suggest something is faulty.
    Might be worth that second opinion from a specialist.
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