Alternator Not Charging
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:37 PM
First post here from a new member. I have a 2004 2.0 Petrol Alhambra with what I understand to be a VW engine.
Recently after a fairly long drive the battery light in the dash came on and abruptly i lost power and died. Managed to get home and a multimeter between the main out of the alternator showed no signs of charging. Battery fairly new and load tested fine.
I bought a replacement rtx alternator off car parts 4 less but once swapped I still have the same problem. So either i've been unlucky enough to purchase a duff part or something in the car is telling the alternator not to charge.
Any ideas where to look first please.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:21 PM
Not saying that this is definitely the cause, but worth checking out, and then keeping an eye on in the future.
Edited by Ivor_E_Tower, 24 December 2012 - 09:22 PM.