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    Drove into work this morning and the alternator light cam on, then the ABS light came on, then the power steering went and finally the engine management light came on.

    Was it just coincidence that all theother lights came on as the power was going. Also it was sounding a bit rough.

    Please help.

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    get it looked at mate or you will be walking home sounds like your alternator or belt has gone

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    Definitely the Alternator

    As the power from the battery drains away, everything shuts down, ie, ABS, powersteering, etc...

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    Sounds like the auxiliary belt is on it's way out,if not already kaput!!. FELIXX.

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    Thanks, dropped it off at the garage, is it a big job and expensive?

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    As you said mate its the alternator, as the battery drains its like a domino effect.

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    Will it just correct itself when a new one is put in?

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    Yeah it will be fine with a new alternator.

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    I just had the same problem at the end of last month, cost 220 for a new alternator and labour. will sort the problem out for you.

    Was your power steering heavy? It is unbelievable how heavy it is to drive

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    It was like driving a tank, great fun getting into Manchester

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