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Eilswilliamsx

So, I've looked on here and can't find related topic! Just let me know if there is one!

Driving home from college and about 5 minutes from home my battery warning light came on, then a few minutes later my abs light came on, then as I was pulling up to my house my power steering died! I turned my car off and now it won't turn back on :(?

Do I need a new battery or?

Any help appreciated!

Thanks

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VwgolfR14

id say battery or alternator imo

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Eilswilliamsx

id say battery or alternator imo

How would I know? Is there anyway of having a look to see myself or will I have to get a mechanic to check?

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pasteman

Use a multimeter set to 20V

If the battery registers less than 12V you need a battery.

EWhen the battery is on and the car is running you should see around 14V if the alternator is working.

If it is dead and you need a new alternator gimme a shout and I'll part with a spare because you're jailbaity and hot.

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mattieboi6n

Your alternator has died u can check by putting a volt metre across the battery terminals while it is running should read 14v.

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lupoluke

What he said, although it might be worth checking your alternator belt making sure it's tight and still there.

Also load it up with the lights and heated screen when checking voltage.

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derskine

Your alternator has died u can check by putting a volt metre across the battery terminals while it is running should read 14v.

The car doesn't run haha

Try charging up the battery and do pasteman's test

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pasteman

Edinburgh isn't that far, if properly 'motivated' I'd be game to just do the whole thing. :)

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derskine

Edinburgh isn't that far, if properly 'motivated' I'd be game to just do the whole thing. :)

Filthy lol

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pasteman

Filthy lol

You're close enough to do it for a HJ.

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Eilswilliamsx

Hahahaha Jeeso!

That escalated quickly..

Em my car isn't running, so that's out the question! I'll charge the battery tomorrow (how do I charge it? :lol: )

Aaaaand how much for the alternator pastemannnnny?

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pasteman

I'll send one your way for £25 posted.

I posted one today and it was £12 so I'm up on current pricings. :)

I'll include a picture of myself too, keep things formal.

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Eilswilliamsx

I'll send one your way for £25 posted.

I posted one today and it was £12 so I'm up on current pricings. :)

I'll include a picture of myself too, keep things formal.

Is this legit or are you at the wind up? Haha!

I really need this :( and will it defo do my car? I'm not the best in this department haha!

Is that so haha

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pasteman

I legitimately have a spare alternator which will fit your car and do the job if yours has packed up.

I will even post first/pay later.

I'd jump start it and test the battery first though.

Someone will have a set of jump cables, you're hot, put it on facebook and someone will be there within the hour, if you fire up the kettle and provide banter you can probably get them to fit it for free when it arrives as well.

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Eilswilliamsx

I legitimately have a spare alternator which will fit your car and do the job if yours has packed up.

I will even post first/pay later.

I'd jump start it and test the battery first though.

Someone will have a set of jump cables, you're hot, put it on facebook and someone will be there within the hour, if you fire up the kettle and provide banter you can probably get them to fit it for free when it arrives as well.

You are such a star!!! When will you post? I need it ASAP! I'll pay you as soon as you post :-)

I have someone coming tomorrow to check the battery but I need an alternator too hehe ;)

Ps did I mention how much of a star you were!?!? :):):)

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derskine

It might not be the alternator, batteries can stop working, so would check that first so you don't buy something you don't need

Try jump starting it, and then remove the jump leads

If it keeps running stick a multimeter on volts dc across the terminals and expect a reading 12.4v-14v if alternator is working correctly

If so then its new b82ry time

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pasteman

It might not be the alternator, batteries can stop working, so would check that first so you don't buy something you don't need

Try jump starting it, and then remove the jump leads

If it keeps running stick a multimeter on volts dc across the terminals and expect a reading 12.4v-14v if alternator is working correctly

If so then its new b82ry time

Yes, do this.

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Eilswilliamsx

It might not be the alternator, batteries can stop working, so would check that first so you don't buy something you don't need

Try jump starting it, and then remove the jump leads

If it keeps running stick a multimeter on volts dc across the terminals and expect a reading 12.4v-14v if alternator is working correctly

If so then its new b82ry time

Right so, what's a multimeter? And if I need a battery, I have looked on euro car parts but there's so many to choose from? Haha

It might not be the alternator, batteries can stop working, so would check that first so you don't buy something you don't need

Try jump starting it, and then remove the jump leads

If it keeps running stick a multimeter on volts dc across the terminals and expect a reading 12.4v-14v if alternator is working correctly

If so then its new b82ry time

Yes, do this.

Ok and then I'll let you know if I need to buy this alternator off you ;)

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derskine

Digital_Multimeter_Aka.jpg

There should be a number on top of your battery, like 078 or something, that defines what battery you have.

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Eilswilliamsx

Digital_Multimeter_Aka.jpg

There should be a number on top of your battery, like 078 or something, that defines what battery you have.

Hopefully my friend has one of these! He should.. I certainly don't lol!

Thank you for all your help, and everyone else of course!! Really appreciated x

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Eilswilliamsx

Hahaha keep going boyo! Is females are what you males need in your life's! Lol!

Will you keep that alternator for me incase I need it? I'll let you know tomorrow night latest :-)

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pasteman

Yeah, that's fine.

I'm about a week off round two of the ebay clearout.

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Eilswilliamsx

Yeah, that's fine.

I'm about a week off round two of the ebay clearout.

Haha Jeeso! I'm going to be lost without my car for the next few days :-(

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derskine

The simplest solution is to sell it and buy a propa' polo :D

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