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Hi guys, it has been a long time to post a new thread, i have a problem and i am sure you can show me the path....i do have an 916 spider 3.o v6 1998, the battery light in the dash started to blink, not steady, just blinking all the time, i supposed to be the generator belt, but it seems ok, do you have any idea, because to get the generator is not an easy an cheap work.....please light me...thanks in advance, my best regards to all of you
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Hi guys, it has been a long time to post a new thread, i have a problem and i am sure you can show me the path....i do have an 916 spider 3.o v6 1998, the battery light in the dash started to blink, not steady, just blinking all the time, i supposed to be the generator belt, but it seems ok, do you have any idea, because to get the generator is not an easy an cheap work.....please light me...thanks in advance, my best regards to all of you
Connect a DVM across your battery and check the charging volts with someone giving a few revs on the throttle. I think, not sure but the dash light is determined from the alternator field current and when charging it should be out. It might not be direct of course as the dash light may come via the engine management unit but the same thing essentially. So the regulator on your alternator may be failing. If you are getting a steady charge then the terminal volts should be 13.2 ~ volts when the battery is fully charged. If not, I think replacement regulator modules aren't too expensive.
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Sounds like the regulator to me. Part is cheap but labour isn't as its a pig of a job. Someone changed it on a 147 GTA without removing the alternator but I don't know if it would work on a GTV V6 as i've only changed it on a TS. I've kept the link in case I ever need to try it
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Sounds like the regulator to me. Part is cheap but labour isn't as its a pig of a job. Someone changed it on a 147 GTA without removing the alternator but I don't know if it would work on a GTV V6 as i've only changed it on a TS. I've kept the link in case I ever need to try it
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Unless the poster is in a desperate hurry, he should simply roll his sleeves up and get to it. Just be patient, bag and record the parts and keep a log. It's Hobson's choice, It's not going to get done just talking about it. If he has done the tests to confirm where the problem is, go to it and good luck. It's not as if it is re-building the engine. Or pay the money. I don't think an alternator is beyond your average garage rather than an Alfa Specialist.
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