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Offline Russats

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Battery Light.
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:35:18 am »
So today I did the school run, after a few minutes I noticed the battery light was on.

Revved the hell out of it, made no difference.
So I stopped, turned it off. Restarted, no light. Drove a few minutes, it came back on.
Dropped off at school, left it off for around 10 minutes. Heading home, it came on again.

Before I test the battery voltage etc, is this a common fault?
I assume if the battery is up to charge, the it’ll be alternator issue?

Is it worth plugging it in, to look for fault codes?

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 10:49:38 am »
Sounds like the alternator to me, put a voltmeter across the battery and see what its showing. Alternatively if you can get to the alternator give it a firm tap and see if it goes off. If it does, likely cause is worn out alternator.

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 11:30:20 am »
Ok so the Auxiliary belt has disappeared.  ???

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 01:33:09 pm »
I guess it's on constantly now then?

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2021, 02:00:44 pm »
Before you stick a belt on check all pulleys run smooth and a running true,tensioner isn’t seized. Also check the crank pulley isn’t started to seperate.

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 07:24:27 pm »
Looks to me like the alternator isn’t working, just replace the six belt and it should be fine again. 2 min job but don’t forget to replace any tensioner sun case they have seized up
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 08:16:30 pm »
Looks to me like the alternator isn’t working, just replace the six belt and it should be fine again. 2 min job but don’t forget to replace any tensioner sun case they have seized up

I reckon you could be right there that alternator isn’t working,the missing belt kind of gives that away😉

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 02:53:57 pm »
Belt on!! All good!! No seized pulleys. Had to get RAC to fit it, got it to Euros, didn’t have a spanner long enough to release the tensioner. Guy said the belt look ancient.

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Re: Battery Light.
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 03:09:33 pm »
Impressive that you got the RAC to fit it!

Usually all they do in my experience is send a 3rd party tow truck out and ask you which garage you want it taken to, usually after a very long wait.

Sort of like a “tow truck insurance policy”.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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