"Stjohn2002 via CarKB.com" <u15123@uwe> wrote in message
> Austin Shackles wrote:
> >>My Disco runs fin with out lights, bu when using light after dark - a
> >[quoted text clipped - 4 lines]
> >>please email me with ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org
> >alternator, or possibly drive belt. Or, if you;re really lucky, crappy
> >connections to the alternator. But internal failure of the alternator
> >The rev counter is driven from the alternator, from an AC output.
> Hi Many Thanks - I was hoping it was not the alternator I had fitted a
> secondhand one Also a dud by the sounds of it StJohn
Hang on a minute!! The charging light is only coming on with the lights not
under normal running. Before lashing out for a new alternator check that the
belt is not slipping - they need to be really tight, I can never get mine
tight enough. Dunno how the garage does it, HBOL says don't lever it but
there's no other way and I still can't get it tight enough!
Second, get a multimeter and check the voltage at the battery with the
engine off ( should be at least 12v, more like 13), then with the engine
running at about 1500 rpm, ( should then be above 13v ) and finally with the
Might save you a few bob.