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Hi all,

I think my alternator is on the way out... I have a strange whining noise at around 2K RPM and when I stopped and popped the bonnet I found that my alternator was very hot! To hot to touch, is this normal?

Secondly, should there be a cover/guard at the front of the alternator to stop crap and water directly hitting the alternator from the grill?

Cheers,
Rob
 
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im guessing you need an alternator as mine done the same.
Mine was smelling and it give me large concern incase of a fire.
I would get it changed ASAP along with the Aux Belt Kit.

There should be a small plastic guard that goes over the grill to protect it, Mine was missing so as soon as i changed my alternator and aux belt i put one on ASAP as its protects the belt also.
The small plastic guard has renault tax and it is a nice £68 for something about the size of your hand.
 
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Cheers for the info ! That is very handy to know. I think I will replace it however just at the moment I am not definitely sure it is on the way out but I am pretty sure it is. I will keep a close eye on it.

The belts, tensioner and pulleys where all changed about 100 miles ago so no need for replacements :)
 
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