Vauxhall Astra headlight dim /battery warning light

2001 Vauxhall Astra Problem

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CarVauxhall Astra astrvan 1.7dti
Year2001
Ownertim coles
Posted17/01/2012
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my headlights constantly fade [almost looks like lights are flashing] and my battery warning light flickers on [even though i had new battery fitted ]also occasionally power steering goes stiff for a couple of seconds and while driving on motorway my rev counter and speedo suddenly both drop back to zero then start working normally again , this is occurring more and more regularly [van was serviced just before xmas and was told alternator working ok ]any ideas ?
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
simon froy | Driver | Since: Dec 2011 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 55 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

id check the fan belt tension first if its ok the problem lies with the alternator


Posted on Wednesday 18th of January 2012
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Solution 2
Rogerthedrummer | Driver | Since: Jan 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 13 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

sounds like the alternator bearings have had it these bearings are not too difficult to change generally speaking and should not cost any more than a fiver the pair to renew from a local bearing stockist not a garage, although getting them off the shaft can be troublesome.


Posted on Friday 20th of January 2012
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