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    My car just went in for a service, and the garage has said that it needs a new alternator - £400 fitted!

    A few questions:

    Does this sound right?
    If my alternator is hosed why isn't my alternator light on?
    How easy is it to change myself?

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    Bit steep if you ask me!!

    Mine went with no warning, £290 al in and no problems since!!

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    Get your own one reconditioned for a fraction of the price. Most places that recon them will remove, recon and refit for allot less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRocco View Post
    My car just went in for a service, and the garage has said that it needs a new alternator - £400 fitted!

    A few questions:

    Does this sound right?
    If my alternator is hosed why isn't my alternator light on?
    How easy is it to change myself?

    Thanks
    ive just had mine replaced 2 weeks ago on 05 sri 120, cost me £478 fitted, they said you cant use re-cons to me!

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    erm... what was their reasoning behind why you can't use a re-con one then!??!

    A mate from our local pub is doing it for £300 fitted - and that's a new alternator!

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    Hi i have a 04 vectra and at the last service the main dealers fitted a new one free they said there was a recall on some vectras check before getting it done

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko52 View Post
    Hi i have a 04 vectra and at the last service the main dealers fitted a new one free they said there was a recall on some vectras check before getting it done
    Yeah I checked on Tuesday - the only recall on ours was for the handbrake. Thanks though.

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    UPDATE: It wasn't the alternator after all (glad I got a second opinion) - I just had a dead cell in the battery. So instead of it being £300 it was only £107

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    this is a common fault on cdti engines, i had zafira and alternator went under warranty(27000 miles) stealers said it was common on these engines, but no recall?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRocco View Post
    UPDATE: It wasn't the alternator after all (glad I got a second opinion) - I just had a dead cell in the battery. So instead of it being £300 it was only £107
    Good result & a little cheaper to say the least ...............

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