Alternator Problems & Common Fault Symptoms

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

We also have 943 owner problems that mention it.

4 Symptoms of Alternator Problems
The Latest Owner Problems

We have 943 owner submitted problems mentioning the Alternator - see more problems .

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Ignition light stays on engine will not turn over

ignition light came on while driving, drove vehicle for another 7 miles home, but engine died half a mile from home, now...

2007 Volkswagen Touran 1.4 petrol
Posted: Oct 16, 2020
3
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Blowers, heaters, air con, trip computer, steering control buttons not working, also radio doesn't turn on with ignition any more and switches itself off automatically when turned on manually after half hour or so.

The trip computer, steering wheel control buttons, aircon, heater, demisters /blowers have all stopped working. The wind...

2012 Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 cdti ecoflex
Posted: Oct 14, 2020
1
response
Alternator constant replacement

Good Morning, I have an astra H of 2005 1700 cosmos with 190000 km that already replaces the alternator 2 times, a poly ...

2005 Vauxhall Astra 1.7 cosmo
Posted: Oct 14, 2020
3
responses
Idle problem

When raising the driver window idle goes rough and trembling

2016 Renault Clio 1.2 73kw
Posted: Sep 10, 2020
1
response
Alternator low voltage

I have changed the starter motor, alternator and the battery but the battery still dies and the car will not start unles...

2000 Nissan Elgrand 3.2
Posted: Sep 5, 2020
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Power steering not working on start up

power steering and ABS warning light comes on when starting on coldish morning. Both don't work for a mile or so. Then r...

2008 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXI
Posted: Sep 2, 2020
1
response
Low battery on dashboard

Just bought the car noticed problem next time I started it

2011 Vauxhall Insignia Insignia 18sri
Posted: Aug 29, 2020
1
response
Energy accumulator warning light

Warning light for energy accumulator up as a red triangle on dashboard the car as done 128000 miles

2013 Peugeot 3008 1600
Posted: Aug 29, 2020
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Power steering warning light comes on after replacing with second hand one

About 18 months ago a second hand part was used for the power steering. The amber warning light has been on since then.I...

2003 Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 DTi
Posted: Aug 25, 2020
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High fuel consumption and poor starting

Starts after around 3 - 5 turns of the key, and only gives around 20 miles per gallon. Also has a noisy belt, maybe alte...

2016 Aixam Crossover GTR
Posted: Aug 23, 2020
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