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Old 21 Jun 2011, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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engine check light alternator not charging battery

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can anyone help with this one,put my 2004 sti ppp in for a bit of tlc to local valeting company, seems they jet washed engine bay,now have engine check light on and alternator not charging battery i checked with vault meter today,ive tried drying out engine bay and alternator but still the same,could jet washing engine bay cause alternator to fail if they soaked it and if so would this in turn cause check light to come on.

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Old 21 Jun 2011, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: engine check light alternator not charging battery

got a funny feeling the soaking has caused the alternator to give up the ghost fella


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hi
can anyone help with this one,put my 2004 sti ppp in for a bit of tlc to local valeting company, seems they jet washed engine bay,now have engine check light on and alternator not charging battery i checked with vault meter today,ive tried drying out engine bay and alternator but still the same,could jet washing engine bay cause alternator to fail if they soaked it and if so would this in turn cause check light to come on.

struggling to find anyone that could possibly help

regards

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Never jetwash on engine as the water gets everywhere. You need to tell the company and get them to sort it.
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Re: engine check light alternator not charging battery

As above, let the arse`s sort it out,
I never use a PW around delicate stuff, a open hose(low pressure) is normally enough if they have used a good APC/degreaser.
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for replys,have now had alternator tested and the regulator has blown managed to get an exchange for 150 + vat not to bad when you consider subaru price new 750 and exchange 196 + vat.

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price new 750 and exchange 196 + vat.

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yeah
nearly swallowed telephone when they told me
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think i would have too
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