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    Can you cut`n`paste the problem Alex ?

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    Hi all
    im hoping somebody can help me,
    a few weeks ago i purchased a 1996 1.7td vectra, and i seem to be having problems with it, im getting so fed up with it, im on the verge of phoning the scrap man to take it away, which is a shame as i quite like the car,

    PROBLEM 1 the alternator packed up so i bought a reconditioned one.

    PROBLEM 2 i disconnected the battery to fit the new alternator and car would'nt start.

    PROBLEM 3 a mechanic friend put a live wire, when the ignition is on, to one of the 3 wires to the fuel solenoid, the car ran ok for 1 week and guess what, the alternator packed up again.

    PROBLEM 4 i managed to exchange the alternator for another, and fitted it yesterday.

    PROBLEM 5 i tested the out put and guess what, this one has packed up.

    PROBLEM 6 ive been told by the alternator supplier that there must be a live wire going to an earth, which is breaking the regulator/rectifier in the alternator, he has said to me that he will exchange the alternator for the third time, BUT not a fourth, the live wire that has been put in when ignition is on, could this be the problem, in the first place when the car would'nt start, would it be a faulty immobaliser, i need help ASAP as if i dont get it right this time i will be charged for another alternator,
    can somebody please help me as i dont know what is going wrong, the car ran fine before the alternator packed up.
    could it be a faulty fuel solenoid and are they easy to change,
    all help gratefully recieved.

    thats the post.

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    Cheers Jonno

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    my guess's..

    either, 1... he's left off a wire during this original alternator swap
    or 2,he's got a wire with bare portions allowing it to run to ground where the insulation has failed..

    It's highly unlikely to be a failed fuel solenoid..

    more than likely the key will just need coding to the car again..

    i would remove the 'bridge' wire to the fuel stop solenoid and re-trace the work that has been done..sounds like two problems here not one..

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