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Thread: Alernator charging problem.

  1. #11 Re: Alernator charging problem. 
    club member Club Member stevejgreen's Avatar
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    It certainly sounds like an alternator fault.
    Over the years I have used many small companies to repair alternators, starter motors and some large proper industrial motors, all with favourable results.
    they were all on the south coast though.
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  2. #12 Re: Alernator charging problem. 
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    It's definitely an alternator fault. Either one of the diode packs has gone bad. However if your lucky it might be a sticking brush in its holder not contacting the commutator.

    Is the Alternator Bosch or Magnetti Marelli ? I ask because the Bosch is a all in one unit held in on the back of the alternator and can be changed in situ , after of course first disconnecting the battery. That unit is approx £10 new off ebay iircc held in by 2 flat screws.
    Looking something like this:
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  3. #13 Re: Alernator charging problem. 
    club member Club Member element's Avatar
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    It is a Magnetti marelli; it's at the repairers now..
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