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van keeps dying any advice greatly appreciated
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I have an 03 1.9 berlingo 120000 miles on the clock, was driving to work the other day and all of a sudden she just died no warning lights or anything,had plenty of fuel in her, but battery was dead.

Put on a new battery fired up straight away, but 10 minutes down the road she died again with a flat battery, again no warning lights or smoke etc.

Towed her home and put a multimeter on terminals (with a charged battery) getting 12.5v not started and 14.2v when started.

when running if I put the window de-icer on can hear the strain on engine, but 14.2v leads me to believe the alternator is fine?

Im completley baffled and have tried 3 seperate batterys

Help before i put her out of her misery
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#2
Get someone to test the alternator properly, also check for a bad earth.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#3
Im new here, thanks for your advice.
Will check earth, might just fit a 2nd hand alternator as there is one local on ebay for £20.
Must be the alternator as I cant see any other cause
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#4
if the van won't run with a flat battery, there's evidently not enough leccy coming from the alternator.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#5
(03-09-2011, 05:38 PM)steve valentine Wrote:  if the van won't run with a flat battery, there's evidently not enough leccy coming from the alternator.

are there any write ups etc on here?
im on a jeep forum too as thats what i drive out of work and has plenty of write ups etc, obviously a piece of pizz to change but nice to have a read up incase any tool needed that i dont have.

need to sort me van as a 4 litre jeep for a 100 mile a day work aint working
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#6
Replacement of alternator needed.
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#7
does the ecu play a part here?
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#8
No. It's independend sourse. It controls by belt and voltage regulator
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