Is my alternator dicky?
Mar 25 2010
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For a while I've noticed a few niggles with my electrics, e.g. my headlights dim heavily when I use the electric windows, and also a very (intermittent) unstable tickover.
This morning on the way to work things got worse. I started the car and notice the battery warnign light stayed lit. I switched off the engine for a few seconds and started the car again, this time the light went out, so iI headed off to work. after a few miles I noticed the light was back on, and when i used the wipers - they were painfully slow. i switched off everything and drove home. I've just tried the car again and the light goes out as normal...... but now I don't trust it lol!
I've checked all the belts are tight and not slipping. Is my alternator on the way out? or could it be something else?
it's a 1999 MKII 1.8