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    Trim : Elegance CDTi 120

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    Year : 05

    Default Which alternator?

    Broke down on the way to work tonight, started with the battery light, was nearer to work than home so carried on. 2miles to go I get ABS and traction/slip lights. 200 yards further the power steering goes. I limp onto a layby and call recovery. He turns up and checks battery and alternator, alternator's had it.

    So, which alternator do I need. My mechanic is happy to fit parts I supply, just need to get the right one. 55 plate, preface, 1.9 cdti 120.

    Any ideas where to look too please.

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    Hmm, replaced mine yesterday, but did it myself and handed in the old one and asked for a direct replacement. As I understand it, there are a few alternators depending on the spec of the vehicle - so if they have heated seats etc., they need a higher current rating. Sorry, don't know more than that.

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    Cheers, Elegance model, low spec.

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    CDTi cars should have the 140 Amps model. 120 Amps absolute minimum, and 100 Amps not suitable at all. On all diesels, it's mainly a matter of huge current consumption at startup, because of the engine very high compression.

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    Always replace with the 140 amp one especially if its a cheapo make.

    Better still remove your one and take it to a auto-electrical shop and have them repair your unit.



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