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    Angry help please

    Help please .got up today and battery flat with a f on radio display and dials stuck halfway .had running last night no warning lights ,then today no power steering after starting on jump cables. display flickerd then went of blank radio diplay flickering. took batery of and charged it and after the car started it went dead afer few minutes .is it my alternator on my 150sri estate 06 plate gone and need replacing .

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

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    You need to get a multimeter and measure the voltage of the battery with the engine running.

    Should be somewhere around 14 to 14.6 volts.

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    as BD says check volts but it does sound like an alternator failure

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    Thumbs up alternator stress

    Well bit the bullet and stripped out alternator and found a nasty black recon denso, after many scratches and knuckle rash out it came. The alt clutch had gone and it was dead had mate test it on his bench . anyway new alternator on and what battle squezzing it in and out top of engine and £165 poorer with rebate for old unit job done . Thanks for the help and excellent HOW TO made job so much easier .

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