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    astra van 1.7 dti

    hi first time poster ......... having problems with my van ...today my battery light came on while driving parked up now wont start.... any ideas guys thanks colin

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    sounds like the alternator packed up m8

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    battery or alternator im afraid matey

    have moved this thread to mk4 elec forum as its not regional specific (presuming its a mk4 van!!)

    first of all get another good battery on - or at least charge ur old one, bump start it if u may, then check the battery voltage.... once running it should be kicking out about 14-14.4v on idle. anything seriously below or above this will mean the alt is either under or over charging

    you can check the output of the alt directly at the alternator for a more precise figure but just crossing the battery with a digital voltmeter should be enough to get a better idea

    good luck and keep us posted

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    Very probably alternator has packed up & now your battery has run flat because it's not being charged.
    2003 Sapphire Black 3Dr DTi Astra
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    i had this problem and i was told there is a heater in the fuel tank and when the temp drops to below 0c it kicks in to keep the fuel from getting to cold as the fuel has a high flash point temp

    any way the garage disconected it and the problem stoped

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    Check the alternator belts not snapped
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    thanks fellas ive got battery on charge belt is ok im going to renew the altonator any suggestions on new or recondtioned one to get astra envoy 1.7 dti on a y reg think thats a mk 4?

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    Smile

    also would this be the cause of loss of the power steering ??? thanks

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    bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by power1969 View Post
    also would this be the cause of loss of the power steering ??? thanks
    Yes, power steering pump is electrically driven & power hungry.
    If it senses the alternator warning light come on it will shut down to preserve battery power.
    2003 Sapphire Black 3Dr DTi Astra
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