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Joe the fish

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Re: Alternator or battery confusion
« Reply #15 on: 06 June 2018, 11:59:50 »

Like I said Iím not convinced the voltage drop to 0.4 was anything other than the multimeter, so pretty much disregarding that for now. The voltage output from the alternator was still low at barely over 12v regardless of load or revs. Double checked the questionable multimeter on a known good car (my dads brand new Mazda) and readings for that were 14+ volts as expected with a decent alternator.
So still settled on alternator shagged but wonít hear back from the repair place till next week now. Not ruling out anything additional but Iíll be chasing my tail lookin for anytelse with a dodgy alternator.

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Re: Alternator or battery confusion
« Reply #16 on: 06 June 2018, 16:22:06 »

Often alternator failures are down to a failed regulator, and pattern replacements can be had for £20 or so. Hopefully the refurb guys will fit a new one. :y
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