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    Default Knackererd alternator

    Had the battery replaced about 6 months ago (had to jump start the old one before every journey) car ran out of MOT around a month ago so it's just been sat tucked up in the garage until thursday, had it M.O.T'd then had it out all day on friday.
    Went to pick the g/f up from work around 6pm, pulled up, turned engine off, sat for 5 mins and waited for her, went to start car - Nothing, just clicked, wouldn't even turn over.
    Had to get a jump start from a passer by

    Gave it a good boost up the A1 to pick my daughter up, once I got her went to start the car again and - Nothing!

    So I got a jump start from my dad and off I went to take the g/f for an eyebrow appointment

    Waited outside with the engine running, she was in there around 10 mins, pulled away and went to turn the steering wheel and it went all heavy, also the stereo switched off and back on, it did the same again when I was trying to manouvre into my space at home, does this sound like the alternator?

    If so how much will it cost for a new one and are the difficult to replace?

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    Think they are about £200 and there is a guide on here showing how to do it if your going to do it yourself.

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    Well I went to a VX dealer this morning, £210 + VAT + £45 refundable surcharge on exchange of old unit. :O

    I'm going to go to my "friendly" dealer this afternoon, hopefully be looked after a bit better than that!

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    If you know the part number, search on Car Part Connexions for one.

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    Take it one of these for half the cost of a main dealer

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...&ved=0CLEBELYD

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    I paid about £140 inc vat from euro's on my 2.2 direct

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