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Vauxhall Combo CHANGED ALTERNATOR TWICE STILL NOT STARTING HELP

2002 Vauxhall Combo Problem

The Problem:

i recently had a mini service, cam belt change and oil leak done on a car at my local garage. the day after i taken cd player out (aftermarket one) noticed the battery light came on the dash. took no notice. once engine turned off struggled to start. had it tested and there was no power from the alternator to the battery. changed alternator for refurbishd one and still exactly the same. not sure if electrical problem.. tried every fuse. fine. HELP

Ref#13749
CarVauxhall Combo diesel
Year2002
Ownermagickpovey86
Posted27/10/2012


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Solution 1

bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1446 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check earth lead is intact firstly,then is battery okay condition producing 12volts or over,then is the lead between battery and alternator ok.then is the alternator charging ok. Also are any codes logged .hope this is of some help ,the only other thing is are all main fuses intact .




Posted on Sunday 28th of October 2012
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From Original Poster

magickpovey86 | Driver | Since: Oct 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

checked all fuses, ok, checking earth, can be started off jump leads but no power from alternator to battery


Posted on Sunday 28th of October 2012
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Solution 2

bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1446 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

If you check with a multimeter directly onto your alternator terminal with one end and to earth with another with the engine running you should be getting output if none then the alternator is not working as intended.


Posted on Monday 29th of October 2012
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Solution 3

paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1211 | View Garage
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have you tried refitting the after market cd player as this could be cause of fault


Posted on Tuesday 30th of October 2012
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Solution 4

b.plum | Driver | Since: Oct 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Check readings at alternator, If the alternator is working well, your multi-meter should read somewhere in the vicinity of 14 volts (typically 13.8). If it is reading excessively higher than 14 volts (greater than 15 volts) it is possible that the voltage regulator on your alternator is faulty or going bad (try turning everything on in car) If it is reading lower than 13-14 volts, bring up eng revs to 2000 if still not right check cable mate if still bad you know wear the fault is mate


Posted on Wednesday 31st of October 2012
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Solution 5

bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1446 | View Garage
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Any joy with this fault ?


Posted on Monday 5th of November 2012
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