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mischf

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Hi my VN V6 has a strange problem where I get a whistling/whining noise from the engine bay sometimes and when I get this noise 2 things happen:

1 - All the lights on my dash are much brighter than usual. As soon as the whining stops the brightness goes back to normal.

2 - The engine cuts out if i put it in park or neutral or stop at the lights ie: it won't idle. If I start the engine when it's like this it will run for about 2 secs then die. Start it again it dies etc. I have to give it some gas to keep it running then put it in drive and it idles fine.

As soon as the noise disappears both problems go away. There is no performance loss.

Any ideas?
 

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two problems
1/ your alternator is failing, get it fixed before it over charges & destroys the battery & any electronics in the car.
2/ IACV may be faulty, it may also be the voltage problems.
fix no1 first & see how it goes.

Rob
 

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Does anyone know a good place to get my alternator reconditioned and whether the 85 amp bosch alternator from a V8 is the same as there's a new V8 one on eBay for $50. Thanks.
 

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Oh i'm melbourne too.
 

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Well i put a new regulator in (RE60) and its much better. My headlights were getting brighter as well, and the windscreen wipers were going nuts. Still makes a bit of a whistle though, i wonder what that is...
 

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bearings in the alternator would be my guess.
 

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12Voltking said:
bearings in the alternator would be my guess.

are you an auto elec mate
 

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worse..automotive elecTRONICS technician
 

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