i bought a mark 4 astravan 1.7cdi the, eco one, last year, within a month the steering got tight miles from home , the alternator light stayed on and the engine died due to lack of juice to the ecu im told.
200 quid for a new one and a year later the damn light is coming on again, the steering is tight and its died and i only just got home tonight. Im also now getting the amber "engine shaped" light come on now and stay on.
Im asuming its yet another alternator and itd booked into the same garage for first thing in the morning
No doubt another 200 quids worth.....
its so annoying because i always have it serviced and an oil flush and change each time etc, its only done 75k
is there some problem with the alternators on these vehicles cos i could push the damn thing in a lake at the moment.....
lastly is there a decent place to get a decent alternator anywher for these vans ? if it isnt reliable ill have to get rid of it
any advice would be appreciated