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    Well guys my car now has had every vectra c common fault my alternator has gone battery light was on half way to work this morning and on way home 500 yds from my door step, power steering went, parked up and went to start car, it's dead . car booked in on wed, luckily it happened 3 days before my warrenty was due to finish , so in total of 2yrs ownership of my vec, the rear washer went, dmf, inletmanifold, thermostat, and now the alternator, well i hope it is

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    I know there is never a good time for these things but the timing was indeed as good as it gets. Good luck with the fix

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    will they need to take front bumper off, ass i have my leds there, if so i will remove them before going in

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    nope they shouldnt be anywhere near the bumper.

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    cool, how long should it take, dont want them extracting the urine.

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    Should be a couple of hours

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    yep done mine yesterday, two hours is about right

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    Update, garage phoned alternater goosed, but they say battery is also not holding charge, is this because of dodgy Alternator. They have quoted 48 quid for a new one and the alternator done under waranty. Have told them to go ahead and fix it. Seems cheap for a battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokiaman1978 View Post
    Update, garage phoned alternater goosed, but they say battery is also not holding charge, is this because of dodgy Alternator. They have quoted 48 quid for a new one and the alternator done under waranty. Have told them to go ahead and fix it. Seems cheap for a battery.
    For that price let them do it, as 3yrs is about right for a battery some can/do last much longer as your charge system has been faulty the battery plates may be buckled this is why the battery is not holding charge.

    Plus make sure they replace the belt.!!

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    Cool, ill make sure the belt is done.

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