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    Angry Alternator gone again!!!!!!!!!!!

    The alternator seems to have gone again on my car. I put a 2nd hand one in couple of weeks ago, and been running fine (was reading 14 with engine running). Today it lost loads of power and steering went hard. Put the mutlimeter on and read 9.6 when engine running. When engine off bat reads 11.9.

    Is it the alternator again, or is something causing it to go? The 2nd hand one comes with a 90 day warranty so just trying to get it swapped.

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    Probably just the altenator bud how old is your battery
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    If it's reading 9.6v with the engine running then your alternator is not generating anything like enough power. That "could" be caused by a loose or slipping belt, a really badly corroded electrical connection or really bad connection between the alternator and the battery, but I'm afraid the most likely cause is simply that the alternator's died.
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    ok. cheers. Hopefully they'll swap under the 90 day warranty. Batt is quite old.

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    Prob wanna change the battery as well bud
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