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Budgie650

Member Since 19 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2010 05:10 PM
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Alternator Problem

24 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

On my 52 plate Ka when the headlights are on they start at normal brightness and go brighter then go to normal brightness,I have placed a multimeter on the battery with the engine off,it reads 12volts so battery ok,if I start the engine with multimeter still connected to the battery I get a fluctuating reading between 13.4volts and 15.4volts,I do not get a constant voltage,it seems to me the voltage regulator on the alternator seems to be not working.

My Query is can the regulator be renewed on a modern alternator,in my younger days i renewed a regulator in a Lucas alternator on a Mk2 Escort.

Also how do you identify which model of alternator is fitted without removing it,if I have to replace the alternator.

Engine Misfire

14 December 2009 - 11:17 PM

After servicing my 52 plate Ka,changed plugs,oil change,air filter change,the engine now misfires when putting your foot down,could it be a dud spark plug,or the HT leads.

Blistering Paint around filler cap

19 September 2009 - 07:58 PM

The paint work around the filler cap is blistering on my 2003 Ka is this a common problem and is it repairable.

Headlight Condensation

19 September 2009 - 07:54 PM

On my 2003 Ka i am getting condensation in the drivers side headlamp is there a cure or is it a new headlamp unit. :rolleyes: