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    Eek New alternator...

    Well after the battery light coming on, on Wednesday night I had my car in the garage straight away on Thursday morning

    I knew straight away that the alternator was on its way out....

    So before I lost ABS and power steering etc I stopped driving it until I went to the garage the next day...

    So in it goes....

    Long hard day at work and then to pick the car up...

    Paid the £348 that it was to fix and now...

    I'M BACK UP AN RUNNING!!

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    Paid the £348 that it was to fix and now...

    I'M BACK UP AN RUNNING!![/QUOTE]

    For your birthday or christmas get someone to buy you a Haynes manual and you could save at least most of that cash in do it yourself.

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    id be running too, away from r lass if i spent that on alternator

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    The alternator was £240 from vx, obv the other bits were labour and ermmm....yeah that thing called VAT

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    You got a new alternator??

    My dad got his repaired for £30 somewhere near you...

    More money than sense you lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo3187 View Post
    Well after the battery light coming on, on Wednesday night I had my car in the garage straight away on Thursday morning

    I knew straight away that the alternator was on its way out....
    My battery light comes on all the time after a few miles of driving

    had the car around a month now and it happened on my way home from purchasing it got the rac out and the alternator is charging the battery fine


    £348 i remember my old cavs alternator £10 from the scrap yard and fitted it free oh happy old days

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo3187 View Post
    The alternator was £240 from vx, obv the other bits were labour and ermmm....yeah that thing called VAT
    Was that in exchange for your knackered one, or buying it outright? How many AMPs was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Was that in exchange for your knackered one, or buying it outright? How many AMPs was it?
    that was buying it outright from vx....i think it's a 130amp

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    You did well mine was £410 from vaux, it was a warrenty job though so they probably chucked someone elses parts purchases for the day on the bill. (thats a joke)

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    Got mine for Euro Car Parts. Brand new (non exchange) 130amp for £198

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