Vauxhall Astra headlight dim /battery warning light

2001 Vauxhall Astra Problem

CarVauxhall Astra astrvan 1.7dti
Ownertim coles
Ads by Google
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
Don't understand this? Ask a question
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
Don't understand this? Ask a question
Ask a Question Post a Solution

More Vauxhall and Astra problems

Vauxhall Problems Astra Problems

Social Media

Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Google G+ Icon

Car Problems - can you help?