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    hey everyone,

    my partner has just call me as the veccy has clonked out. she said it started to judder then engine stopped with spanner light on. she says it doesnt even make a sound when she tries to turn it over. I serviced it in december.

    Im out of action as i have ruptured a ligament in my ankle so cant look, so any help would be a dream!

    any ideas of fault and rectification? no silly comments like empty fuel tank

    thanks in advance and very much appreciated!!!

    car is: vec c - sxi - 2003 - 2.0 dti - 105,000mls

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    battery/alternator? My alternator was failing on a journey home, and wouldn't start after stopping for fuel. After 30min wait for AA, car started as the battery had recovered in that time just enough to start car, but voltage test showed no output from alternator (was about 11v, not the usual 14v)

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    thanks any idea of cost? can i do it myself?

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    Cost depends on the precise type of alternator you need.

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    I think she'll have noticed if it was the alternator. Loads of crazy things start happening. Check bulb errors, radio does wierd stuff, all bulbs go dim, Steering goes heavy. I was told that alternators vary from £150 (cars with not many electrical toys) up to about £250 for cars that have a lot of current draw. I think it's do-able yourself but getting to it is the hardest part.

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    arhhhhh! rac just picked her up and thinks engine may have seized!!??? wtf. how clued up are these guys?.. i hope he is wrong.

    <------ anyone wanna buy this vectra lol

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    If it was the alternator the car would go metal I put my money on egr valve or fuel pump
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Or Split turbo pipe
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    I'd be tempted to say RAC man knows. Juddering to a halt. Sounds bad mate Hope it's not though

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    could it be the alternater if it shut down whilst driving? surely the car just wouldnt start when she first got in.

    my friend has a code reader. will this show anything?????

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