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    It never fails!!! Just when you think thigs are well the good old vauxall lets me down!! GUTTED. Needing a new alternator! Anyone got any suggestions where the best place to get one from will be? Was thinking about getting it reconditioned, has anyone had this done?? Never mind still lovin the car though!!

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    Yes you can get a refurb but may take a few days. You can get one from your local motor factors and get a mechanic to fit it which would be the quickest option.

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    I'll take it off tomorrow i'm just worried about the reliability of a recon one? The car sits all week so time's not too much of an issue!!

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    I had a recon once as a new one was £300+ and they messed it up twice. I broke down in the middle of the road as I was overtaking a bike. It caused traffice chaos, the car was too heavy to push on my own yet no one stopped to help. Luckily my friend has a tow truck so after 20 minutes of abuse I was picked up.

    I would buy a new non-oem one just because it's quicker. If you can take it off yourself and don't need the car a refurb might be the way to go. Also one from the salvage yard might be an option.

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    Have you got a local car spares shop by you I had to replace the alternator on my wifes Vectra B. I paid just shy of £50 for a recon one and fitted it myself.

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    You have to dismantle half of the engine bay and car to get at the alternator

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    nearly all alternators are recons, I wouldnt let that bother you.

    Some auto-electical places can fix an alternator for you, its usually just something like a diode. Give it a try, could save you a packet.

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    There was a recall on Alternator

    I got it from this forum


    OK update FYI on the recall I have the official Vx document in front of me.. Its to do with it NOT charging the battery due to a blown diode.

    Scope: Astra H, Vectra-C, Signum MY 2004-2005

    Model - Plant - From - To

    Vectra C/Signum - Russelsheim 41080136 - 51000100
    Vectra C - Ellesmere Port 48066725 - 48110149


    Only vehicles equipped with a Denso Alternator (105A/120A/130A) and 1.9Diesel engine listed in the VIN info have to be reworked.

    All vehicles reworked have to be cleary marked by a blue paint dot on the coolant expansion tank

    Release Date - 10 Nov 2006


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    mmmm thats funny, i stopped in at my local stealers earlier! The guy claimed to have 18 years Vauxhall experience an that he'd never heard of such a Recall. Don't suppose anyone knows of the recall reference number?

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