2011 Vauxhall Astra elite cdti 157 auto
New battery & starter motor, still not charging

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carl
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Jan 6, 2021 (1 week ago)
had a new battery & starter motor fitted,ran ok for around a week,then cut out on way home,everything lit up like a christmas tree. things thst have never come up before, eg, battery saver active,service parking brake,service power stering, battery light on & all the other things. got it started with jump start, ok fo a few minutes then everything lit up again. left running for a while, turned off flat. any help would be very appreciated

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Astra
Variant: elite cdti 157 auto
Model Year: 2011
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
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16,706 points

Jan 6, 2021 (1 week ago)
You want to load test your alternator and replace if needed
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bustedknuckles
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2,292 points

Jan 6, 2021 (1 week ago) Edited on Jan 6, 2021 (1 week ago)
Would also check battery terminals and starter leads have been correctly secured,and as previously suggested alternator, other thing to check is the ignition switch okay it’s not sticking and causing an issue that Causing the starter to be engaged intermittently
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carl
Driver
1 points

Jan 7, 2021 (1 week ago)
Thanks for the replys, bit of a mistake, had a new alternator fitted not starter motor, head up my backside, got an auto electrician coming out. Much appreciated👍👍
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whittingehame
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16,706 points

Jan 7, 2021 (1 week ago)
No problem . Get him to check the new alternator is charging o.k . Often get wiring faults or even a faulty alternator in many cases that throws you off track . Simple two min check to eliminate one possible cause .
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