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  1. Engines
    Hey, I’m not very ‘car-minded’ at all but have been getting nowhere with looking what the issue is. About 3 weeks ago, I went and drove out for about 10 minutes, popped into a shop and then started the car again for the red battery warning light to come on and the STOP light too. I revved the...
  2. Ask the Experts
    Hi Guys mechanic let me down and i need to get the new alternator on, is this something i could do myself and if so is there any videos or source of instructions to do so, i need the van monday night so hes dropped me right in it. Any help would be gratefully appreciated Kind Regards
  3. Electronics
    Lots of lights on the Clio (battery, abs, STOP, ...) and hardly turning over. But eventually fired so electric windows etc sluggish. Son called AA and they think it's a break in the main alternator lead ... it is over 14 years old and a Renault! So they managed to get him home with a...
  4. Engines
    Hi everyone Yesterday my daughters 1.2 Clio broke down, only to find the alternator belt had gone (shredded under car) AA took her to local garage & was replaced within a couple hours....she drove away no probs This morning it was screeching upon starting & then went quiet but started screeching...
  5. Engines
    Some advise please. I have noticed that my voltage on my alternator varies when driving, in the morning when I first start my car the voltage is around 14.6 volts once I've been driving for 30 minutes or so the voltage drops to around 12.6 is this correct or do I have a faulty alternator.
  6. Electronics
    Hi All, Calling anyone who has changed an alternator on a Clio II 1.5dCi (02 reg) please - the lower mounting bolt is quite hard to get to, my normal spanners and socket are a bit short. Is a long breaker bar or a longer offset ring spanner the best tool to get to it? Cheers in advance
  7. Electronics
    Hello, The alternator on my 2004 SL17 80+ (62kw) has packed up. My problem is that it was incorrectly replaced only about 2years ago. I would not expect it to give up so soon (Lucas LRA01990) but I don't have the original alternator to confirm what was originally fitted. There are several...
  8. Engines
    Please HELP! I have a Renault Clio Alize 1.4 16v. In not in a position to pay to have fixed. As in not working due to only just being out of plaster cast. 2 broken heal bone's and 2 broken wrists. So had to have a go myself. My Alternator went. It was tested by a garage. But when he told me how...
  9. Engines
    My V6 3.0L 2003 series ii Laguna with LX7 engine has a failed alternator... sounds like the bearing :/ Am finding new/replacement to buy the part locally is almost A$800 (have seen whole scrap cars for less]... so wondering if anyone has repaired such an alternator... have seen some repair...
  10. Engines
    Hi has anyone on here replaced an alternator on a 2.0 petrol scenic rx4. I have a metal bracket that goes around the alternator but cannot find how it is attached to engine block. Have removed the power steering pump and still no joy. Do I have to remove air con as well. If so how do I do it...
  11. Engines
    Is changing the power steering, alternator belt something doable from using a trolley jack, or is ramp ideally needed. Nissan Primastar 1.9 2005
  12. Engines
    So, Christmas Eve I break down in the middle of Xmas rush hour. It flashed low battery before the steering and brakes stopped working, then wouldnt start again. So I went and got a new battery and car fires up again, not long after and it flashes low battery again. So now rather than get...
  13. Electronics
    I need to wire a 2pin alternator (purple and white) from the existing 1pin white wire alternator any help apreciated thanks
  14. Electronics
    Hi all, New to the forum, my name is Michel from Holland, 30 years old and driving the Laguna 2 1.6 16v. A big hobby of mine lead to this question which is Car Audio. Since I got a bassheavy build I'm looking for a bigger alternator with more output since it simply can't keep up with...
  15. Electronics
    Hi All About 2 weeks ago I had the dreaded battery/stop warning light come on. I tested the alternator output and there was nothing. I bought a second hand alternator and with the help of a friend managed to install it and it worked fine. We were able to complete the job in around 3 hours...
  16. Wanted
    Hi all , I'm after an alternator to tinker with so ideally for free or really cheap. It does not need to be working as I only need the stator really. Thanks
  17. Engines
    have a 2005 1.5 dci megane, there is a high pitched noise coming from the alternator that gets louder as revs increase, put the screw driver to my ear then the alternator, i think it might be the alternator clutch. can these be bought, easy enough job? or best changing alternator
  18. Electronics
    Good evening I would like to know how far can you drive a 2002 1.6 Megane Coupe with a fully charged battery with failed alternator?
  19. Engines
    I need to replace the free wheel pulley on an '02 1.5 Dci. Are there two types and does one type need special tools as that's what the GSF website says? Thanks
  20. Engines
    Been having this issue when I start my car up and this god awful whining sound starts and lasts for a while, then it goes after sometime. It happens again when I leave the car for 30+ mins, then the noise appears again. Linked is a video. Thanks for the help.