I had an alternator fail a while ago. The bearings were making a noise and there was swarf on the bodywork nearby. The belt and the alternator were too hot to touch although there was no smoke. Your nearest options are Allams (main dealer). Otherwise DTR in Coulsdon ( 020 8645 5050)- I had an MOT done by them a week ago and was very impressed. My main work I have done by EMC at Salfords- 01737 766611 due to a longstanding relationship and excellent, very competitively priced, service and advice over a number of years. Personally I wouldn't drive the car but I do have the top level of RAC cover. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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