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11-19-2008 10:15 AM
Dave_T Mine just developed same problem (55 Ghia 1.8TDCI with 40K)...

Its in the garage at the moment...when it all stared it was accompanied by a slight change in underbonnet noise (whining noise) guess is it will have a new alternaotor fitted!
11-11-2008 06:44 PM
ziggy2 Hi, my '04 1.6 TDCI did exactly the same a month ago, it's only got 32000mls on the clock!!Took to my local garage how suggested alternator, so, glad I took out a warranty, it went back to Ford and yes it was the alternator!! We had it done on the warranty otherwise it's a large bill!
11-10-2008 08:19 PM
fmsam Hi, I think my 2.0 TDCi Ghia seems to have developed the same fault as yours! The battery charge light and epb function light have both come on, is that what happened to yours? I'm not under warrenty, mores the pity! so will have to do it my self. Just don't want to splash out on a new alternator if i don't need to.
Cheers for any help you can give me.
08-19-2008 04:16 PM
MetalMicky08 Well done

08-19-2008 03:35 PM
bundiboy just to let you all know ive now got my 2ltr tdci ghia back from a very helpfull ford dealer in thrapston northants where i bought my car from. due to limited epb on the display on the dash they have now replaced the alternator and the problem seems to have been fixed.luckly when i got the car the dealer included a very good warrenty which covered the cost.however the warrenty does not include dianostic but as i got the car from them the also waved that cost so the total to me was thumbs up to thrapston fords
08-18-2008 04:18 PM
MetalMicky08 You seem to have got the costing just right,any more & I think you might be ripped off!

08-18-2008 12:42 PM
halen186 Thanks for all your help
08-18-2008 12:39 PM
halen186 Well the outcome of my woes is that I need a new altenator costing 250 for supply and fitting. Hopefully this sorts out my problem and enlighten's all concerned...
08-17-2008 09:42 PM
MetalMicky08 Once the atl starts to give less charge,it very soon packs up and need replacing,putting the battery on slow charge will help,but in the end a new alt is the only option.If when you have a new alt you still get computer warning ,get garage to reset it on diagnostics.If done at Ford dealer,they should do it as a matter of course!

08-17-2008 07:18 PM
Richard G I'm surprised that whatever the cause that alternators need replacing in such a realtively short period

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