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    Alternator price?

    How much guys for a reconditioned one and any links?i take it exchange option is cheapest? 1.4 astra 1997.

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    What amperage is it as there are 3 different ones from what I remember and is your engine an 8v or 16v?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    What amperage is it as there are 3 different ones from what I remember
    Not sure mate how do i find out?

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    It says bosch 70amp-

    problem is a revving/whirring noise which sounds like it's coming from the alternator but no battery light coming on and starts fine! any ideas?

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    youll need to tell us which engine u have first so we can identify which alt u need

    8v or 16v is a good start

    if u can post a pic even better

    but if u can locate an engine code from your V5 or service booklet that will be much better - engine code should also be stamped on the block where it meets the gearbox bellhousing, if its not stamped on the plate on the slam panel

    as its a 1.4 the engine code will have 14 in it, something like 14NZ, X14SE, C14NZ etc

    once we know this we can identify the exact part you need



    a quick search however shows that you can get an exchange unit from Vauxhall themselves for £84+vat retail or £55+vat on trade club *depending on engine

    with outright purchases from as little as £50 from specialists on ebay - brand new!




    IF u remove the aux drive belt and run the car without it - youll be able to tell if the noise goes - if it does then you can assume its caused by the alt

    obviously it wont be charging so only do this for a short period to fault find

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    Thanks it's 1.4 hi tec-cant see info on v5 though.

    As for removing belt is this an easy job as i have limited tools?

    when i started engine today it run ok for a few seconds then noise started-i put my hand on alternator and it feels like it's coming from there.

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