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Charging system not working have replaced starter and alternator,replaced battery several times also replaced fan and heat sensors. been told that it may be the main module that controls all electrical parts

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  • jamiecoulter Jul 12, 2010

    we are just going to take it to a mechanic

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These vehicles suffer a problem with fuse box near the battery ,they use alloy fuses that have a nut either side and the supply cable connections have a habit of burning with age ,now if its not charging then the chances are its these connections ,check them out .Now as a measure to make it work run a wire direct from positive battery terminal to the
large terminal on the back of the alternator ,now start engine and run at 1500rpm ,disconnect the negative battery terminal and engine should keep running ,if it stops then its not charging then remove the regulator on the back of the alternator as its a bosch one with two screws on and check the brushes and the commutator as you havent stated weither its a reconditioned unit or a scrapyard dodgy one ,taking the neg battery terminal off with engine running will tell you as to if its charging or not .

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  • jamiecoulter Jul 10, 2010

    our car does not have a voltage regulator on the alternator where else could it be?we found a part in the car that is a bosch part part number 0 227 100 142. my husband has checked all of the wires and fuses.Where is the gearbox on the car at? the alternator is a reman.we have replaced the alternator 4 times in less than 2 months each time the same thing has happened,either the battery fries or the alternator is bad when we take it in to be tested.we had it tested before we put it in the car and it was good on both

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jul 11, 2010

    its a bosch alternator ,and on the back is two screws that hold a round thing on ,this is the regulator that has the brushes built in ,have you tried to run engine and then disconnect the battery like i said ?? the car spares shop will tell you anything to sell a unit ,its a profit for them .Some of these salesman are like the god channels on american TV that we get on satalite,promise everything and nothing works --ever??

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jul 13, 2010

    now did you try to run the engine then disconnect the battery like a said ?? this will tell you if its charging or not .

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