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    Being having loads of trouble over the past few months with the car not starting. The engine managment light is on. It gives p1015 error which i believe is to do with the egr? Would this cause the car to not start? All i get is a clicking sound.

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    What car and engine ?

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    Its Vectra 2003 1.8 petrol

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    Sounds like you need to replace your battery.

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    Ok had AA come out to check the car they replaced the battery and I have had a new alternator fitted. But the cars voltage averages around 11-12 when under load. Wiring has also been checked. Any ideas what else could cause this??

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    Incorrect alternator or its faulty.

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    They have changed the alternator for me and it is still doing the same thing. When under load it drops to around 11-12v. Any other ideas?

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    take it its an after market alternator? the vecs dont seem to like non genuine alternators

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    take it its an after market alternator? the vecs dont seem to like non genuine alternators
    Yeah it is, I thought it was only the facelift that didn't like them? Mine is an 03

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    the vectra's use denso alternators, the CDTI does anyway. When I got mine replaced last month I plumped for a RTX one. I have resigned myself to the fact that if it goes wrong, it's getting up rated to a 120A-hr.

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