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vauxhall vectra new battery new alternator no luck!

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by shiner1234, 11 Apr 2013.

  1. shiner1234

    shiner1234

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    Hi, im having trouble with my vauxhall vectra 1.9 cdti. First battery light came on then lost power steering, changed battery same problem, changed alternator yesterday and the battery light has come on after 5 minutes of driving. Scared to drive it now as dont want tollose power steering again! Any ideas what to do next? Thanks for any responses.paul.
     
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    Connect a meter across your battery with the engine running, you should have about 14.4 volts, much less and your alternator isn't charging.

    Peter
     
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  4. Mursal

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    You have a bad connection. Probably the leads going to the battery. Also check all your earth straps (wires) especially from the engine to chassis and chassis to battery. Connections at the starter (earths and supplies) will need checking also. If in doubt change the ignition relay, and play with the ignition switch to see can you change the problem (get the warning light to go out).

    Sorry I cant be more specific to the actual cause, hope this helps.
     
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    Power steering fails on these new era vauxhalls because they have electric pumps and the circuit forms part of the non-essential items for when there is a charging system failure. The ECU removes the power supply to the electric pump.

    If you have changed the battery and alternator, and have verified the integrity of the connections, have you thought about checking the belt tensioner? is there enough tension on the belt to drive the alternator under load?
     
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