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    Car just died Friday the 13th 😂

    Took the car for a quick drive on way back all of the dash lights came up. Steering went stiff then it just died on the roundabout.. completely dead . Windows slow to go up like battery was dead..
    Iím thinking the alternator has packed up ??
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    Sounds like alternator to me to
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    Yea me too. I put it on charge for a cpl of hrs and it stated straight up. So that is telling me the alternator is done..
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    If you measure the voltage before and after startup that'll tell you if its the battery or alternator. If you don't see around 14.5V when running your alternator isn't great. If you don't see close to 13V on standing after a battery charge then your battery is struggling. Another sign will be how quickly your battery charges. If its fast to charge from flat then its your battery that has had its day.

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    Thanks rider . I’ll have a proper look over the weekend
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    Put the tester on the battery after charge and it’s 12.80
    And on idle/rev is 13.94 . So doesn’t seem to bad .
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    Your battery is good but your charging voltage is on the low side of normal. Maybe you just went a long time between runs in the car as you won't normally be using the electricity heavy items like lights and screen heaters a lot at this time of year. Other than that its looking at the terminal clamps being secure and clean.

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    I was literally out for about 15 min. Was a warm day to. Clamps are fine and clean . Nothing unusual I take it out when I can but leave it on trickle charge in between .

    I’ll get it out tomorrow and let it run for a while and see if the voltage drops off
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    Seems you are not alone, I've been having similar issues with mine at the same time! A curse is sweeping through Buckinghamshire

    Are all your earth straps in good order? To suddenly lose power maybe there is a break in the circuit if not the alternator itself.
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