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Alternator help pls

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banned7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Alternator in my car is broke. Need a replacement part and where is the best place to look.

Its 1.9CDTI vauxhall vectra 2005 model

any help welcome.
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banned7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
Scrap yard.
#2
Under the bonnet?
#3
Sorry.... :lol:

Ebay? If you get it from halfords etc it'll cost you an arm and a leg.
#5
As first reply, scrap yard would be my first port of call.
Give your nearest one a ring & ask for a price. They'll probably already have it off & in the stores if they've got one.
Try a general "motor factors" as well though, just for a price comparison. Then you'll know what you should be paying.
banned#6
Pluun
Scrap yard.


how to find my local scrappy ? i am new to this. sorry
#7
gR8_mUndA
how to find my local scrappy ? i am new to this. sorry


Yellow pages... vehicle dismantlers. :)
#8
I wouldn't go to scrapyard,buy new and genuine vauxhall.Have you tried vauxhall dealer for parts department?I would think that would be cheapest place to get it and then have it installed by local garage that wouldn't charge you fortune for labour.
#9
ktony21
I wouldn't go to scrapyard,buy new and genuine vauxhall.Have you tried vauxhall dealer for parts department?I would think that would be cheapest place to get it and then have it installed by local garage that wouldn't charge you fortune for labour.


At a guess i'd say list price would be at least £250 and that would probably be a re-con.
#10
Search for thison E4by vectra cdti alternator

Will cost a lot 1 company sends out a recon one and you send back you broken one so its a lot cheaper 120/130 i think.
#11
Not being funny but you don't know how to find your local scrapyard but you are going to replace an alternator?
#12
if you would consider used/re-con parts,try this website http://www.breakeryard.com
They offer you warranty as well rather than getting it from scrapy and not knowing what you getting
banned#13
ktony21
I wouldn't go to scrapyard,buy new and genuine vauxhall.Have you tried vauxhall dealer for parts department?I would think that would be cheapest place to get it and then have it installed by local garage that wouldn't charge you fortune for labour.


thats approx £300
banned#14
bigwheels
Search for thison E4by vectra cdti alternator

Will cost a lot 1 company sends out a recon one and you send back you broken one so its a lot cheaper 120/130 i think.


best ive found till now on ebay is from SOMEONEICANTMEMBER for £125 p/x old one. inc everything, its denso make and is re-con and comes with 12 months warranty
#15
By the way, have you actually tested the alternator? If so, how.
banned#16
greg_68
Not being funny but you don't know how to find your local scrapyard but you are going to replace an alternator?


who said i am changing it myself. like i do with servicing the car, buy the components take it to your local garage and works a lot less and with components of my choice.

he charged me £20 to change the engine oil and fuel filter and oil filter. i get my oils delivered online, costs me about £40 and £20 for filters.

for £80 i get fully serviced car for 20,000 miles using fully synthetic oil castrol (most expensive one)

he asked me £40 for changing the alternator.
banned#17
ktony21
I wouldn't go to scrapyard,buy new and genuine vauxhall.Have you tried vauxhall dealer for parts department?I would think that would be cheapest place to get it and then have it installed by local garage that wouldn't charge you fortune for labour.

A dealer? Cheapest? lol.
You jest!
banned#18
Shengis
By the way, have you actually tested the alternator? If so, how.


ive got aa cover so when i called em out yday they told me that alternator is gone was about 8 in evening so i drove back home with a charged battery.

drove to the garage this morning and he told the same but he was asking £190 + VAT for an alternator plus £40 labour charges and i knew i could get it for cheap online.

best deal ive found is £125 with p/x old one with 12 months warranty
#19
gR8_mUndA
ive got aa cover so when i called em out yday they told me that alternator is gone was about 8 in evening so i drove back home with a charged battery.

drove to the garage this morning and he told the same but he was asking £190 + VAT for an alternator plus £40 labour charges and i knew i could get it for cheap online.

best deal ive found is £125 with p/x old one with 12 months warranty


Well my advice is to get it tested before you pay any money. RAC man said exactly the same thing to my wife a few years ago. I checked the alty and there was nothing wrong with it. It was actually a loose nut on the starter motor breaking the circuit.

NEVER trust the opinion of the AA or RAC, unless you've quite obviously got a flat tyre :lol:

To test, run the engine and connect a multimeter between the positive output of the alty and the bodywork of the car. Not from the battery connection, that's what idiot roadside rescue people do.
banned#20
Shengis
Well my advice is to get it tested before you pay any money. RAC man said exactly the same thing to my wife a few years ago. I checked the alty and there was nothing wrong with it. It was actually a loose nut on the starter motor breaking the circuit.

NEVER trust the opinion of the AA or RAC, unless you've quite obviously got a flat tyre :lol:

To test, run the engine and connect a multimeter between the positive output of the alty and the bodywork of the car. Not from the battery connection, that's what idiot roadside rescue people do.


many thanks for advice, i parked the car in garage tonite to be worked in morning. ill go there myself in morning to check if there is a connection problem
#21
If you have no luck at scrapyard then there is always ebay as sometimes people are breaking them for spares.

I am no expert but it's always worth putting alternator on yourself as it's not too hard to do if it's on seperate belt. Just make sure the belt is tight enough so that it's hard to twist it and won't go more than 90 degrees.

Never had any problems with the alternators i have replaced so far touch wood!
#22
burstlikeabubble
it's not too hard to do if it's on seperate belt.


Thats why I love fords :whistling:.........

http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_escort_belt_2.jpg

:lol:

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