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2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 20:03
by EFH
So seems my Patrol has a dying alternator. Had belts changed for roadworthy and now its dying, all the classic signs, weird warnings, fading headlights etc. Other than agents where can I look? Autozone ?

Ag kak.

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 21:16
by Picasso
I guess one would take the alternator out and have it rebuild / refurbished which should cost between 1000 - 2000 R... :mytwocents:

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 21:25
by EFH
I was thinking that, but would you ever really trust ut again?

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 22:38
by Picasso
yes

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 00:02
by hugejp
I have done 80000km on a refurbished unit so far...

Go for it.

:mytwocents:

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 00:29
by Kagiso II
mine did the same. At Elliot I had to find a workshop, Thank The Lord I found the right people ... chop chop the found the positive wire on the alttrntr has come loose [not off, just loose ]
Tightened it and iNyathi was good to go, did it once again .. I tightened the nut and since is going A 1

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 06:51
by Peter Connan
EFH wrote:
10 Feb 2018 21:25
I was thinking that, but would you ever really trust ut again?
Yes, as long as the job is done properly.
Don't just fix the immediate problem, but do a full overhaul. New bearings, brushes and regulator unit.

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 08:59
by Tinus lotz
Mabe your new belt is loose ?

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 10:33
by EFH
I checked the belt, tightened it slightly, I'll check the wires on the alternator. Got a jump from a fellow camper this morning, drove 45km, now tick tick tick when trying to start immediately after switching off. Luckily I stopped on an incline, so I'll try bump start when I leave.

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 12:48
by Tinus lotz
Beste is maar om te meet