Member Since: 01 Dec 2011
Very useful guide, thanks for taking the time to create it. Trying to track down a drain on the battery and noticed that there was a small current flowing in the alternator cable when the engine was switched off so used this guide to replace the alternator today.
My lucky day all loaded with SWMBO son & two dogs start journey smells hot thought it was from being over keen cleaning under the bonnet. Then smoke inside everybody out bonnet open disconnect battery. Makes the heart race Somebody was looking out for us today It could have been so much worse got the car back guessing fitting new alternatorWelsh Collie Chauffeur Service To Barney & Rooney.
22nd May 2020 6:10 am
Member Since: 03 Feb 2020
Thanks for the thread, comments and tips etc
Just done mine this morning
A massive help
22nd May 2020 1:36 pm
Member Since: 07 Mar 2013
Location: Independent Republic of Kentishshire.
A very useful guide and many thanks…. An additional word of warning for those completing this operation which may save you a world of pain… before extracting the faulty alternator from its location place a sheet of cardboard in front of the radiator…
I very slightly grazed my radiator when the alternator swung free from between the coolant pipes…or so I thought… unfortunately it was enough to catch it exactly in the wrong place and next thing I see a line of pink coolant bleeding out! Aaaaaarrrrggghhhh!
In fairness to me, on the G4’s you lose a good foot of clearance due to the front A bar and winch which means you have to lay down on the slam panel and engine to be able to reach down and extract it…
But be placing something in front of the radiator may save you a big chunk of money!
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