Hi all, any adivce will be much appreciated.
After fitting new alternator to my Mk4 99 Astra, everything was fine for a couple of days, until driving home from work yesterday. I was driving along when all the warning lights came on,(except battery) no seat belts, low fuel, revs and speedo dropped to 0, even though doing 60mph and no powered steering. After a few seconds warning lights went out but the powered steering didn't return. Got home and put a meter across battery, read 13.8v eng off 14.25v at idle and 14.51v at 2000revs. Also there was battery acid in tray, but battery didn't feel hot.
What I'd like to know is whether alternator supplies current direct to electric hydraulic steering or it goes via the battery, also whether 14.51v at 2000revs is too high, because I suspect battery is being over charged.