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    Hi again

    Having established the alternator has failed is there any way of establishing the correct output for my model without removing the existing one?

    I'm a mechanical simpleton but know a man that can, thing is I need to have the replacement part waiting for him when he arrives.

    Car is 2007, 56 plate, Signum 1.9tdi (120)

    Also has anyone experience of Vauxcentre? They are quoting £107 (inc) whereas most factors are coming up at £200

    Cheers

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    It should be printed on the black end casing, or engraved in the drive end mounting bracket.

    Most will be 100A if you have A/C, but no heated seats etc.

    I would be wary of some of the cheaper (non-genuine) alternators - other forum members report the appearance of new fault codes in the engine ECU once these non-gen alternators are fitted. The standard part communicates with the ECU to control the charge rate, and therefore the load on the engine. Cheaper parts do not do this, leading to the fault codes mentioned.

    If you can live with this, and others have, then the cheaper one will still charge the battery with no problems.

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