Alternator

What is a Alternator?

The Alternator is part of the car Electrics system. We have 4 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

We also have 1123 owner problems that mention it.

What problems can be caused by a faulty Alternator?
1123 problems that mention the Alternator

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Main multi screen was blank when I turned the car on so had no sat radio or car info all day but later in the day it all turned on again back to normal?

Main multi screen was blank when I turned the car on so had no sat radio or car info all day I did keep turning the car on and off during the day but later in the day it all turned on again and the m...

2021 Renault Captur Phev
Posted: May 19, 2022
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Steering wheel, ABS, handbrake light kept flashing, Stalling and power cuts

2015 VW Polo 1.6 Sedan... Had new CV joints installed, tie rod ends, brake pads and new battery... Drove for 29 km's, it was starting to get dark, turn headlights on they were dim, wipers were slow.. ...

2015 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 tsi
Posted: May 13, 2022
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Intermittent electrical fault with radio sat nav main consol not coming on ?

Main consol screen ie radio Sat navigation time outside temp not coming on was intermittent now doesn’t work at all but there is a strange noise omitting about every 20 seconds from what sounds like...

2013 Peugeot 508 508 SW ALLURE 2.0 Diesel
Posted: May 10, 2022
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Alternator only putting out 12.8v, can it be repaired ?

I had the battery changed because of starting problems and because it had been on since new. Since having it changed various electrical gremlins have appeared, i have had it checked over and was infor...

2065 Citroen C4 grand Picasso 2.0Hdi blue
Posted: May 10, 2022
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1994 827 sterling going about 50mph the speedo will drop to zero for a few seconds then go back to reading normal no gear change occurs but s4 light flashes on dashboard

i can be driving down the road about 50mph and the speedo needle drops to zero for a few seconds then returns to normal but a green s4 light flashes on the dashboard but it seems to drive ok with no g...

1994 Rover 800 2.7 sterling
Posted: May 10, 2022
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Clock won't set

When I press and hold the set button on the clock, nothing happens. No flashing of the time or date

2011 Kia cee’d 1.6 ceed ecodynamic
Posted: May 9, 2022
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Fault code 89 keeps coming on

This fault code keeps coming the van has been serviced regularly it's had a new battery new fuel filter and a new alternator but problem still happens. Last week it wouldn't start for three days all t...

2017 Vauxhall Corsa 1.3dti
Posted: May 1, 2022
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Power steering becomes heavy and speedometer cuts out

I am having the exact same problem. Was a fix found for this issue? Very intermittent problem, that is impossible to replicate. I just took it in to an auto electrical and they found nothing wrong an...

2006 Renault Clio 1.2 16v vavavoom
Posted: Apr 29, 2022
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Economy mode active,engine immobilizer faulty

First battery was totally drained,I put on charger,put I back ,attempts to start. Battery gets drained quickly,battery a month old. Alternator not working.,it works manually. Beep sound when i turn ig...

2004 Peugeot 206 Cc
Posted: Apr 29, 2022
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Electrical failure on start

I have bought a new battery and it still as flat as a pancake, I made sure everything is switched off and still no joy ! Help!!!

2013 Vauxhall ADAM Glam
Posted: Apr 21, 2022
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