AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Re: Alternator problems?
Yes, measure the voltage at the battery when the car is running and everything turned off.
It should be above 13.5v. (more like 14.5v)
Then, turn on some lights, and blowers adn de-misters and stuff; and measure the battery voltage again.
It may drop a little bit, but should remain above 13.5. If it dives, it's your alternator, voltage regulator or rectifiers.
A local agent may be able to recommend a repair shop. I had my Bosch one in my Fiesta repaired in 20 mins.