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Hi,

We purchased a 308 Allure 1.6 E-HDi 2014 model last year from Romford and Day in Essex - had low miles about 27K - got warranty for 12 months and thought nothing would fail that quickly.

However - the other night the auxiliary belt snapped and the top tensioner also appears to be worn out with a lot of play in it.

Mechanic has replaced belt and tensioner but he is still getting warning error messages re charging and stop errors. Does the car have to be reset fully before the errors message will clear. He is fairly new to this model as we had a old 206 before this. The latest cars seem to have way more electronics fitted.

I contacted the Romford and Essex re warranty but it is literally out by a few week so they cannot help and they are quoting potentially 1300 quid for a new alternator!!!!

Has anyone else experienced issues like this on the newer models - I think ours is the 2015 model as it was registered in November 2014 and apparently there are a number of new parts such as the alternator which are completely different than before.

I am very shocked at the sheer price I was quoted for a replacement alternator from Peugeot and no doubt others will be should they be unfortunate be out of warranty in the coming years

Any suggestions as to what to check before we go to replace the alternator would be great



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Why new alternator? Try to check voltage with some instrument. Your engine is, BTW, equipped with alternator/starter combo.
From what the mechanic has told me my understanding is he did some initial diagnostics after replacing the auxiliary belt and tensioner - to check voltages on the alternator - it would appear to be charging yet the car was still reporting errors regarding charging and show STOP errors that it was not charging.

He has now gone back to get a better diagnostics tools for the car to see if we can reset the car back. We are hoping it will be this.

He took the alternator out and brought to a specialist but we have discovered this is an alternator starter combo as you have quite rightly pointed out which they are not familiar with as its too new for them.

Is there a reset procedure which needs to be followed after something like this to reset everything.

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My opinion is that is slightly overreacted to pull the combo out. Hm. Anyhow I suggest to ask Peugeot garage for help.
What is the voltage on the battery terminals while engine running?
 

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My opinion is that is slightly overreacted to pull the combo out. Hm. Anyhow I suggest to ask Peugeot garage for help.
What is the voltage on the battery terminals while engine running?
I am still waiting on feedback from the mechanic - and will enquire about the voltage on the battery terminals.


He will also contact a colleague who works in Peugeot to check if there is anything else he need to reset.

If however the alternator proves to be faulty - it will have to replaced which @ 1300 is very expensive.

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I'm sure your garage ill be only too pleased to remove £1300 from you to replace the alternator, whether it needs replacing or not.
Any worthwhile auto electrician should be able to tell you if the alternator is actually working properly.
 
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