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Loss Of Power/battery Not Charging?

02 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hi, I hope someone can advise me. I drive a 2003 Mondeo tdci estate.

I had a new battery fitted a couple of weeks ago after car wouldn't start.

Been perfect since.

Until last night that is...

I was driving home in the dark on my own so not an ideal time to break down. All seemed fine then all of a sudden I noticed the ABS light come on. Then all the lights on the dash slowly dimmed and the ABS light went off and as I pulled into a parking spot (thank goodness) the car just died. It wouldn't start again. I called my husband for him to come get me, but whilst waiting I tried car again (after about 5 minute interval) and it started, so I risked driving home as I wasn't far away then. It got me home.

My husband has tested battery with his ammeter and it doesn't appear to be charging. Do you think I need a new alternator or could it be something else/something more simple and cheaper! lol

Any advice greatly appreciated!