Question about Vauxhall Cars & Trucks
A problem I have is the battery and alternator light keeps either flashing, stay on or stays off when driving.It seems the lights come on with movement from the van. I have had a new alternator, so I dont think its that. When I had my tracking done i looked under the engine when it was on the ramp and when the engine is running, i could see the belt going round and it looked a bit loose (new belt also). the bloke said it could be the pulley or the steering rack?? Any help, will be appreciated
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 kia sedona van
There has been known issues with the alternator on several year/versions of this car. If memory serves me right, there was a TSB for the alternator either over or undercharging.The TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) specifies replacing the alternator and re-flashing the PCM.(Powertrain Control Mudule).
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Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Sometimes the new battery is not 100% charged. Put it on a charger or jump start the car, the alternator should then charge up the battery.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: Whining from engine when in gear
Just a thought- remove the oil filler cap when the whine is present - (this checks if PCV valve is faulty, causing high crankcase vacuum, which in turn causes a whistling/whine noise as air leaks past engine oil seals). Worth a check.
Try listening with a short piece of hose pipe to locate immediate area/source of noise.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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